An overlong twitter about a viola, a violin and a cello stored away for years in a deserted Austrian castle, the three...

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A TRIO FOR GRANDPAPA

An overlong twitter about a viola, a violin and a cello stored away for years in a deserted Austrian castle, the three children who find them just when they were hoping for instruments of their own, and the lovable grandfather, a former conductor, who tells the children about the instruments' former owners -- three brothers who were killed in World War I. And as the brothers left no family, Grandfather (""and his face was a mass of smiling crinkles"") agrees to teach the children how to play their new posessions. ""After so many years, there would be music in this house again."" Fiammenghi's pictures alternate dull gray line and wash with schmaltzy full color, and the story too is both dull and schmaltzy and even less proficiently set down.

Pub Date: May 24, 1974

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: T. Y. Crowell

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1974