THE JOSS BIRD by Sarah Garland

THE JOSS BIRD

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The joss bird, whom Garland purportedly discovered as a hieroglyph but depicts here in elongated action on childishly crayoned pages, is a scrawny, ungainly creature who makes a night visit to a museum to rescue her egg which has been stolen by a collector. Surprised in flight by the collector and a guard dog, the joss bird drops her egg--which, needless to say, hatches on cue, winning smiles all round and a ride home from the man, who promises never to collect eggs again. All of which adds up to no more than an amiably naive, 30-frame cartoon strip.

Pub Date: April 3rd, 1975
Publisher: Scribners