RETURN OF THE SHADOWS by Norma Farber

RETURN OF THE SHADOWS

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 The fine poet and picture-book author (d. 1984) left this intriguing tale of shadows abandoning their owners to experiment with incongruities: camel with iceberg, skyscraper with jungle tree, bike with plane. At noon, they ``disappear[ed] entirely...without anything familiar to hide under''; lengthening, they grow bolder, but night--the ``terrible time in the no place of shadows''--sends them back to their true owners. Farber's wonderfully fresh language is echoed in Baruffi's spare, clean art--a perfect setting for these arrant wayfarers, whether boldly black or elusively dim. A delightfully imaginative variant on the theme of ``Home Sweet Home.'' (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 30th, 1992
ISBN: 0-06-020518-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1992




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