The Headless Cupid | Critical Essay by Barbara Sherrard-smith

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Critical Essay by Barbara Sherrard-smith

This most readable and enjoyable book [The Headless Cupid] races along absorbingly. The American author has a keen ear for dialogue; the conversation between the children, and between them and the adults, is slyly accurate. The characters of the five children involved in the story are subtly different and while the hero's father and his step-mother have less important roles to play in the plot, they are refreshingly much more substantial than mere shadows. The central situation is a contemporary one, and will be familiar to many young readers—the combining of two families…. The plot thickens fast and is intriguing, but ultimately more interesting, are the subtly changing relationships between the children and the way in which they are finally happily resolved.

Barbara Sherrard-Smith, "'The Headless Cupid'," in Children's Book Review (© 1973 Five Owls Press Ltd...

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