THE SAD FARM BELL by Mary Owen

THE SAD FARM BELL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is one of those picture books that has a humorous modern feel but that -- in final analysis -- adds up to very little. The pictures by Marjorie Grace are in somewhat Wanda Gag style, just on the verge of caricature, with lots of action, story value and humor. The text is a routine and somewhat moral tale of the farm bell that felt it did nothing of importance in life until it saved the farm buildings from burning down. In the course of the text one gets a sense of the many aspects of farm life in which bells play a part.

Pub Date: Sept. 16th, 1943
Publisher: Oxford