THE CONTEST: An Armenian Folktale by Nonny--Adapt. & Illus. Hogrogian

THE CONTEST: An Armenian Folktale

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They might be two of the three rogues from Rooster Brother (1974); here they're unwittingly betrothed to the same Ehleezah, who gets away with it as long as one thieves by day and the other by night. When the suitors do catch on, there's a trickery contest to determine which of them is more worthy--and the hijinks of course become their own raison d'etre, especially as both contestants decide that ""their sweet betrayer didn't deserve either one of them."" Hogrogian gives her familiar fluid figures a crayony texture and, for local color, borders the scenes with attractive ""oriental rug"" designs--charming decoration, but little else is new.

Pub Date: Oct. 4th, 1976
Publisher: Green willow/Morrow