THE MYSTERIOUS MERRY-GO-ROUND by Lisa Marie Blum

THE MYSTERIOUS MERRY-GO-ROUND

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Pleasant gossip becomes angry grumbling when Mr. Pomeranzo, the new owner of the merry-go-round, refuses to feed his wooden animals. Without human contact and warmth, the animals fulfill their wooden heritage. But as Mr. Pomeranzo journeys from village, to city, to mountain, the creatures disappear one by one. In each place, there is some child who encourages life a little boy in the country mistaken the pig for his beloved pet Curly, as Indian girl claims Rangu the liger for her own, and a mountain boy has faith in the donkey. Mr. Pomeranzo keeps his head to the end and substitutes the cheese business for merry go rounds. The concept of inanimate creatures attaining life is always fascinating to imaginative youngsters -- though here the plot is entirely predictable from beginning to end. In any case, the level is second and third grade.

Pub Date: Oct. 16th, 1962
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman