"There's no plot here, but the upbeat depiction of the central role of music in one long, busy life is a pleasure; both Ray and Henba have chosen authentic specifics that are sure to engage young readers. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A New Hampshire painter, ``inspired by memories of her own childhood in the early 1900s,'' brings to her first book a sunny, attractively detailed style that—in design, subject matter, and the rendering of its period settings—pays obvious tribute to Barbara Cooney.
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