Books: Mixed Fiction, Sep. 27, 1954

BANNER IN THE SKY by Jomes Ramsey Ullman (252 pp.; Lippincott; $2.75) tells how boy loves mountain, boy conquers mountain. Rudi Matt, 16, dreams of climbing the local peak known as the Citadel. Papa, who was a great Swiss guide, tried it and perished, so Mamma wants to keep her son grounded, but the boy has alpenstocks in his blood. By the bottom of the first page, he has played hooky from his dishwashing job and is off clambering from rock to rock. Seventeen pages later, he has rescued the famous English climber, Captain...

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