THREE MINT LOLLIPOPS by Robert Sabatier

THREE MINT LOLLIPOPS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Sticky and refreshing -- a little of both -- and more of the knee-high adventures of Olivier Chateauneuf who appeared earlier in The Safety Matches and is now removed from his Montmartre habitat to live with his aunt and uncle and two cousins after the death of his mother In opulently comfortable lower middle class circumstances -- where they try to take the argot out of the boy. And where he still feels he doesn't belong -- he'll always be homeless -- until he runs away after betraying his cousin Marceau (he's tubercular -- concealing the new spot on his lung) but brings him back to truly belong. The repeated referencesoto that sweet-sad-long ago children's classic of ultimate orphandom, Hector Malot's-Sans Farnille (which you may better-remember if at all as Nobody's Boy) should indicate that it's a finger exercise for heartstrings, slightly amplified by the equally not too well remembered paraphernalia of Paris in the '30's.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1974
Publisher: Dutton