FAMILY SCRAPBOOK by M.B. Goffstein

FAMILY SCRAPBOOK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A Jewish doctor who trades in the car for a pickup truck? The family glimpsed in these seven recollections must be a sociologist's nightmare, but then perhaps anomaly is part of Goffstein's charm. The sketches are mostly bare, first-person projections of glowing small moments, as when the family, riding along in the new pickup, sings the old camp song "Te-ell me wh-hy." But the last becomes a charming appreciation of Alberto Giacometti--surely among the least likely subjects for a children's picture book. As with a real family scrapbook, then, the oddly assorted entries will have different meaning for different members--and fond associations tucked between the lines.
Pub Date: June 1st, 1978
ISBN: 0374322694
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 1978




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