EUPHONIA AND THE FLOOD by Mary Calhoun

EUPHONIA AND THE FLOOD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

One time there was an old woman named Euphonia who had a broom, a pig and a boat""-- and when a flood comes up, with water ""sashaying out of the creek banks,"" they all float downstream to see where it's a-rushing to. Picking up some stranded animals along the way (because--though we're not sure it follows--""If a thing is worth doing it's worth doing well""), they end up in Farmer Stump's millpond and a picnic on his (dry) land. Hardly seems worth all the ruckus, even though Calhoun trots out all the tricks of oral narration and Taback splashes his primitivish pages with TV-style sight gags.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1976
Publisher: Parents'