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  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 220 x 290mm
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Col.ill.
  • 0192796267
  • 9780192796264

Review Text

A bouzouki sings more sweetly than a Rock-a-Rola but the fare is all spice at the Trocadero cafe. In brilliant water-colors full of Greek humor and zesty line Mr. Papas tells the story of Tasso, bouzouki-playing son of a poor fisherman who loses his musician position to a juke-box but gets back the job by popular acclaim after the novelty of uninterrupted noise wears off. The Rock-a-Rola ends up in the drink and life goes back to sunny, savory normalcy in this very Greek town by the shores of a very Greek sea. More than a slice, a generous helping of life by the Aegean for an older audience than most picture books. (Kirkus Reviews)show more