THERE GOES FEATHERTOP! by Norma Farber

THERE GOES FEATHERTOP!

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The story of a witch-made Scarecrow who goes to a ball, and there enchants a fair young lady until both catch sight of his true image in the mirror, is based on a story by Nathaniel Hawthorne and told in rhythmic verse that is among Farber's more straightforward and fluent. The story, with its undertones and its strong crucial image of the mirror, has the resonance of a folk tale, and instead of undercutting any implications Farber's verse tends to ease them across. Marc Brown's obvious black-and-white illustrations, however, reflect nothing, suggest nothing, and tend to blunt and dampen any possible reaction.

Pub Date: April 16th, 1979
Publisher: Unicorn/Dutton