THE PAINTER'S TRICK by Piero & Marisa Ventura

THE PAINTER'S TRICK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An itinerant painter offers a fresco to a monastery in return for meals. But when that turns out to be swill-like soup, he bribes food from the monks by telling each he'll be the model for the St. George portrait. Of course, come unveiling day, it's the painter's face on the wall, and while the monks learn a lesson in vanity, the greedy painter is forced to eat a giant, reeking bowl of soup. The pastel illustrations are eye-pleasing but unexciting, and the figures are as lifeless as this obvious, insubstantial tale.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1977
Publisher: Random House