NO TRESPASSING by Ray Prather

NO TRESPASSING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Like Prather's Anthony and Sabrina (KR, 1973), this story of how three boys scheme and maneuver to retrieve their baseball from ""witch"" Miss Riley's fenced-in yard is told entirely in dialogue and (except for one cane-waving scolding from Miss Riley) in the children's own words. The boys are black and their easily recognized predicament might invite identification, but only if the bare drabness of Prather's residential neighborhood (in tan and gray wash on stretches of greenish yellow) doesn't make the whole adventure seem forbiddingly bleak.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1974
Publisher: Macmillan