THE TOWN THAT GOT OUT OF TOWN by Robert Priest

THE TOWN THAT GOT OUT OF TOWN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

One Labor Day weekend when everyone in Boston has gone away, the buildings decide that they should take a holiday as well. They travel up to Portland--where ""the new buildings [were] introduced. . .The old State House went to see the Long-fellow House; the museums traded pieces of art [and]. . .The two libraries stood close together and exchanged the latest journals."" This beguilingly imaginative spoof is handsomely illustrated with Priest's scraperboard illustrations (resembling b&w linoleum prints), though his bold designs rather mask the pleasing incongruity of his juxtapositions. A curiosity that should entertain children beyond the picture-book age.

Pub Date: Oct. 18th, 1989
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Godine