Ruth Hill Viguers

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Last Updated on May 6, 2015, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 143

Joseph Krumgold's three books, different in settings, characters, mood, and style are, nevertheless, related. They make up, in a sense, a trilogy having for its basic theme the problems of adolescence: of understanding the loved and imperfect people around one and being respected by them as a mature person, of accepting the world of people with widely divergent views and attitudes, and of recognizing the values fundamental to the wholeness of one's personality and life….

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Mr. Krumgold received the Newbery Medal for each of his first two books. Henry 3 is even stronger in the development of the theme and characterizations, and more absorbing and exciting in plot. (p. 594)

Ruth Hill Viguers, in A Critical History of Children's Literature, by Cornelia Meigs, Anne Thaxter Eaton, Elizabeth Nesbitt, and Ruth Hill Viguers, edited by Cornelia Meigs (copyright © 1953, 1969 by Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.), revised edition, Macmillan, 1969.

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