MARTY McGEE'S SPACE LAB, NO GIRLS ALLOWED by Martha Alexander

MARTY McGEE'S SPACE LAB, NO GIRLS ALLOWED

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KIRKUS REVIEW

As anyone can guess from the title, this tells how the girls get themselves admitted to Marty McGee's space lab. The lab is Marty's room and the girls his younger sisters--Rachel, the middle one, and Jenny, still in a playpen. At first Rachel is refused entrance, but diapered Jenny sneaks in later, dons Marty's helmet, and then, to Rachel's and Marty's astonishment, flies out the window, does a few loops around the house and the room, and lands, lightly, back in her playpen. Inevitably, Rachel strikes the bargain: she'll find out how Jenny did it if Marty will remove the ""no girls"" sign on his door. The ending is a real coup, for the girls and for Alexander: it's Jenny's baby rattle that catalyzed her flight; but when Marry tries the trick he finds that he's just too heavy to get more than a few inches off the floor, even With the rattle. From the beginning, the expressions of all three children--especially Jenny--give the transaction the amusing, appealing, recognizable quality we count on from Alexander.

Pub Date: Sept. 28th, 1981
Publisher: Dial