THE TYGER VOYAGE by Richard Adams


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Age Range: 5 - 8
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Though their spoofy intent doesn't entirely redeem the stultifying preciosity of Bayley's fussy Victorian interiors and surreal landscapes, the paintings do complement Adams' mock-heroic rhymed tale of the human narrator's "tyger" neighbors, Ezekiel and Raphael Dubb. Much to the consternation of the narrator's father, the Dubbs go off in a boat, land on a jungle island, climb a mountain that erupts while they're on it, are healed by a band of gypsies whom they join in their travels, and are at last found and sent home by "father." There's not a snag or a hint of strain in Adams' old-style verse and tongue-in-cheek decorum, but we found the whole performance as inconsequential as it is impeccable.
Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1976
ISBN: 978-1-56792-491-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Knopf
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1976


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