THE CATARACT OF LODORE by Robert Southey

THE CATARACT OF LODORE

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Age Range: 5 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Oddly enough, Mordecai Gerstein's lovely, comical edition of this onomatopoeic poem--in which a poet laureate describes one of Britain's waterfalls to his children--came out just last fall. Catrow, a political cartoonist, brings a different style to his witty illustrations--his caricatured figures (who also careen down the falls with the poet's cascading verse) are depicted in more precise detail, contrasting with his idyllic impressionistic backgrounds. With humor that is broader and less gentle than Gerstein's, the flavor here is different enough to make an interesting contrast. Both books are worthy of purchase; if a choice must be made, Gerstein's art is more imaginative and more skillful and coherent as illustration. (Poetry/Picture book. 5+)

Pub Date: May 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-8050-1945-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Henry Holt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 1992




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