THE PLAIN PRINCESS by Phyllis McGinley


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Why -- when she can do a book like The Horse That Lived Upstairs -- does Phyllis McGinley turn around and revert to what seems to us unadulterated corn in the well worn tradition of good fairy tales for good children? Where once she successfully mocked sentimentality, she now writes stories to urge little girls, their and their papas to wealth, pride and vanity after reading this moral tale. Pretty-pretty drawings by Helen Stone, reproduced in color, make this a natural pickup gift for week-end visitors who know comparatively little about children. Complete with castles, happy milkmaids, and love interest in the person of Prince Michael, and trimmings in wreathe and pink fuzz, this is straight merchandise.

Pub Date: Oct. 3rd, 1945
Publisher: Lippincott