IT HAPPENED TO ANITA by Ruth Faux

IT HAPPENED TO ANITA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Remember your name and address, your telephone number, too is useful advice for a little Panamanian girl lost in New York. Not lost exactly...""the truth is"" Anita's mother made the first mistake; ""now as it happened"" a policeman was close at hand; ""right then and there everything should have turned out fine"" but trouble had only started for poor frantic Mrs. Garcia...""Then just imagine the relief she felt"" when she found Anita at last with a friendly policeman. This saga of a Spanish-speaking youngster alone in a strange city starts with a nice idea, but it suffers from awkward, homely interruptions and a text too long for the simple plot. The monotony of the flat red-and-black illustrations obscures the effective composition, the expressive limning of details.

Pub Date: Feb. 27th, 1966
Publisher: Dodd, Mead