Jack Forman

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Wersba realistically paints New York life and writes as usual with verve and skill [in The Carnival in My Mind ] but it is difficult to believe in Harvey who is conversant with [George Bernard Shaw, composer Gustav Mahler, and Franz Kafka] and in the other exaggeratedly drawn characters in...

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Wersba realistically paints New York life and writes as usual with verve and skill [in The Carnival in My Mind] but it is difficult to believe in Harvey who is conversant with [George Bernard Shaw, composer Gustav Mahler, and Franz Kafka] and in the other exaggeratedly drawn characters in this message-laden story.

Jack Forman, in a review of "The Carnival in My Mind," in School Library Journal, Vol. 29, No. 1, September, 1982, p. 145.

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