THE LITTLE FIREMAN by Margaret Wise Brown

THE LITTLE FIREMAN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A new edition with new pictures by Esphry Slobodkina in a green and red cutout and patch-work technique that turns this into a companion piece for The Little Farmer and The Little Cowboy Our opinion of Margaret Wise Brown's Big and Little series started on the downgrade with the cowboy book where a monotony of the big versus little themes and some rather stiff, faceless figures detracted from warmth and reality. Here there is a nice ending when the little fireman has a dream of putting out a big fire while the big fireman dreams the reverse, but the parallel road towards climax is contrived and illogical, so we still don't endorse whole-heartedly.
Pub Date: Sept. 8th, 1952
ISBN: 0590093940
Page count: 34pp
Publisher: Young Scott Books
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1952




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