COWBOY ON A WOODEN HORSE by Yuri Suhl

COWBOY ON A WOODEN HORSE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The author of One Foot In America (1950) continues his warm, friendly story of Sol and his Jewish family, immigrants from Galicia in the '20's. Now, four years later and an adolescent ""cowboy"" on an upholsterer's wooden horse, his romance with an American-born Jewish girl takes him through the mysteries of American courtship (""going steady"") under the wordly wisdom of True Romances. His scholarly father, a shamus, and his step-mother, a pushcart peddler, for all their old country ways, are understanding and find the humor in the series of situations that arise. Although more experienced, Sol still has something of the greenhorn about him which is the basis of the amusing incidents, but there are the more serious problems confronting him, as a foreigner, when he tries to make sense out of American labor unions. This is heartwarming stuff that strikes a very human note and that makes fine, clean family reading and successfully follows up the earlier book.

Pub Date: Oct. 20th, 1953
Publisher: Macmillan