The Downhill Crocodile Whizz

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The Downhill Crocodile Whizz and Other Stories

by Margaret Mahy; ill. Jon Riley (Puffin, 1987)

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The lead story doesn’t do justice to this collection. Where ‘The Downhill Crocodile Whizz’ is merely frivolous, the nine subsequent tales offer imagination of substance, combining fairy-tale whimsy with offbeat social observations and gently eccentric worldbuilding. Jon Riley’s illustrations egg the pudding.

 

 

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