THE GREAT DUFFY by Ruth Krauss
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A delectable book for the distracted parent who wants to wean small sons from too constant demand for the comics. Mischa Richter of New Yorker fame catches the spirit of the indomitable small boy in a big traffic-ridden world. Tommy was too small to go all the way to school alone. In pointed gray and black sketches the artist conveys the mother's decision. And so the scene changes. Tommy becomes a super-boy, in gorgeous colors and comic strip adventure. As the great Duffy he has an exciting before breakfast adventure with motor cars and planes, crowded streets and airports-adventures which catch the `Walter Mitty' touch. And an understanding mother allows him time to switch back to the black and grey of daily life at home, which is after all not so bad. An imaginative handling of real small boy psychology. A love of a book.
Pub Date: June 15th, 1946
Publisher: Harper
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 1946


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