THE HURRICANE'S CHILDRENCarl CarmerFarrar & Rinehart ($2). Collection of 20 freshly-collected U. S. folk tales, interspersed with roaring prose poems, about the tall doings of such giant standbys as Paul Bunyan, such lesser-known U. S. genii as Ichabod Paddock and Kemp Morgan, a Nebraska newcomer named Febold Feboldsen.
VERTIGOLynd WardRandom House ($3). Woodcutter Lynd Ward's fourth and most straightforward picture-novel (others: Gods' Man, Mad Man's Drum, Wild Pilgrimage). Proletarian victims are a boy and girl from Manhattan's slums; Capitalist villain, an old man somewhat reminiscent of the late John D. Rockefeller.