A BUCKETFUL OF MOON by Toby Talbot

A BUCKETFUL OF MOON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Outdoing all those folklore sillies who try to fish the moon out of a lake, Talbot's old woman sets out with ""her moon"" in her bucket of water, and later, when she has broker her bucket, pursues the moon when she finds it, by turns, in the eyes of a goat (where it is mysteriously doubled), in the miller's window, above a statue's head, and, at last, in the lake where she does scoop it out with a new bucket. Talbot's smooth telling can't be faulted, but her chief contribution to the traditional motif is simple accumulation; Gobbato's modest drawings also serve, without significantly adding.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1976
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard