SIX BROTHERS AND A WITCH by Mary Buckley

SIX BROTHERS AND A WITCH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The poor man saves the princess from the ugly old earl and wins a kingdom--with modern political undertones but no style or punch. Georgina the witch arranges almost everything--getting Rupert and his five brothers near Princess Cleo, changing them into talking paper napkins or skunks--but Rupert has to fight the dragon himself. He would refuse the kingdom after his triumph but the people of Prewne shout his praises (""kind hearts are worth more than coronets, and a strong arm worth more than royal blood""); anyway, he'll need a house if he marries the Princess so the castle is a welcome bonus. Eccentric circles and an obtuse triangle--a straining spoof.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1969
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill