Young Reader in the Making

Young Reader in the Making

Friday, May 16, 2014

Book 318: The Wonderful O

The Wonderful O, by James Thurber, illustrated by Marc Simont, The New York Review Books, 1957.

This is not Thurber's best work; that would be Many Moons, and followed closely by The 13 Clocks, but this is still Thurber's work, illustrated by Marc Simont, and, therefore, it is still wonderful.

The beginning of the book is fun -- Pirate Black's mother got stuck in a porthole, so now Pirate Black hates Os and decides to banish them.

And the ending is great -- There are four O words to always remember:  Hope, Love, Valor and FREEDOM.

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