Dizzy from Fools

M. L. Miller, Author Picture Book Studio Ltd $10.95 (25p) ISBN 978-0-88708-004-3
A French artist, Tharlet gives an endearing, distinctively individual look to the characters in Miller's ebullient tale. Soft colors grace the paintings of a toylike young princess and the members of her father's court. When the king announces a contest for court jester, his daughter disguises herself and joins the aspirants, even when her mother declares that the idea of a female fool is ""PRE-posterous!'' In her sly fashion, the princess stumps the king with two riddles, an unprecedented feat, making her the winner over so many rivals that the court is ``dizzy from fools.'' But she has to resort to more wiles before she can do the cap-and-bells officially. Hurray for a charming, non-didactic boost to feminism. (5up)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1985
Release date: 01/01/1985
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