THE CRANE WITH ONE LEG by Paul Schaaf

THE CRANE WITH ONE LEG

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a satisfying, although not terribly dramatic, retelling of an Italian legend about a nobleman's cook who gave away the leg of a crane that he was preparing for an important feast, and then had to explain the missing limb. The ending is a bit of a letdown, as the lord accepts the too-simple solution too genially. the illustrations which adorn the story are a happy combination of Renaissance grace, lavishness and the rich coloring and stylization distinctive of Eastern Europe. A convincing translation from the original German.

Pub Date: Feb. 15th, 1965
Publisher: Warne