THE GOAT THAT MADE A BOY GROW BIG by Sabra Holbrook

THE GOAT THAT MADE A BOY GROW BIG

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The scenery is stronger than the story in this Virgin Island idyll about a 12-year-old boy and his mischievous goat. Corney, the West Indian boy, spends most of his after-school time doing odd jobs for a New Jersey couple (for pretty insignificant compensation) but is shown leading a carefree existence amidst the colorful flora and fauna. The blending of contrasting cultures is indicated by his belief in a voodoo charm and the enthusiastic preparations for Christmas (words and music to the Sunday School Christmas Carol are included). The text is a low- keyed travelogue with a light calypso beat.

Pub Date: Feb. 17th, 1965
Publisher: Coward-McCann