IRON DUKE. by Tunis, John R.

IRON DUKE. by Tunis, John R. < >


Edition: Later printing.

New York: Harcourt Brace & World, (1966) dj. Hardcover - Novel originally published in 1938 and winner of the Herald Tribune Award for the Best Book for Older Boys and Girls at that time. A novel both of college sports, but more than most sports stories, this focuses on character development. Howard Pease in his essay "Without Evasion" praised Tunis as a rare exception among children's writers: "Only at infrequent intervals do you find a story intimately related to this modern world, a story that takes up a modern problem and thinks it through without evasion. Of our thousands of books, I can find scarcely half a dozen that merit places on this almost vacant shelf in our libraries; and of our hundreds of authors, I can name only three who are doing anything to fill this void in children's reading. These three authors - may someone present each of them with a laurel wreath - are Doris Gates, John R. Tunis, and Florence Crannell Means." Illustrated by Johan Bull. Illustrated endpapers. 276 pp.

Condition: Good in good dust jacket (some spint slant, minor wear to the dj.)

Book ID: 64781
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