GERTIE & GUS by Lisl Weil


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Another Fisherman and His Wife, brown bears Gertie and Gus are happy till Gertie sells Gus' extra fish and buys him a net; with the consequent surplus he soon has his own boat, then a fleet, and she advances to her own fish shop and a fancy villa. It's an old story, often retold--more stylishly in Rose and Lobel's As Right As Right Can Be. Weil's major change is essentially an absence of twists; here no outside cause but Gus' own discontent brings the pair back to their old cottage. But then it's a fable that can bear repeated exposure, and Weil's genial sketches are easy enough to take.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1977
Publisher: Parents' Magazine Press