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A gentle and sensitive tale about a little girl living with her adoptive parents and visiting her real father, an African prince. The domestic scenes are well handled; the author has the skill to show the relaxed and easy-going family in the banter and the conversations. The meting with father is tensely drawn. The harsh edges are rather too readily smoothed over -- but eights to tens will want to explore the issues themselves. The pictures are splendid: readers will feel they've actually been inside the Ritz.