Paperback, 32 pages
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (1987-06-01)
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The day turns out to be far from ordinary, but not in the way Tiffky Doofky, or even Madame Tarsal, had expected. A bad-tempered witch is at work here, though she looks just like a harmless old biddy, with her bicycle and red babushka. Tiffky's adventures under her spell take him so far from Popville and so close to sunset that he begins to despair of ever meeting his beloved. He even decides that Madame Tarsal ought to get a new crystal ball. But just as the sun is touching the horizon, Tiffky has his most perilous encounter, and it brings an ending entirely satisfactory to all.
One Potato Review
Forgotten Steig. Why? This is every bit as lively and picaresque as Shrek, although it is a little bit longer, and may well test the patience of very young readers. Still, test it: here is the ultimate junkyard dog. Also featuring a crystal ball, an emerald necklace, a boa constrictor, and an arrow-shooting chicken who also happens to be a witch.
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