FOLLOW THE RIVER by Lydia Dabcovich


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An exact replica of a progression that was once a juvenile staple--the course of a river from its mountain source under a bridge, past a village, through a big harbor, etc., to the sea--but set, exotically, in a very Mittel European landscape (complete with hikers in lederhosen and turreted castles). The pictures are bright and brisk and full of detail, the text is not altogether literal (e.g., ""The river moves through nights and days""); but there's none of the verve that Duvoisin once brought to this kind of projection, none of the poetic imagination that Tresselt once brought to the accompanying words. And the natural-history component is very, very slight. But with even Boats on the River now regrettably out of print, this may have a place in libraries not well stocked with some of the older volumes.

Pub Date: Oct. 14th, 1981
Publisher: Unicorn/Dutton