TEA MEETING WINNER by Edith Palmer

TEA MEETING WINNER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

For years Uncle Angus with his bagpipes has been the sole entrant in the music contest held at the annual Tea Meeting (a huge community get-together in Nova Scotia). This year, however, he has competition from Mr. O'Toole, who plays the Irish harp. Things are pretty tense at the Meeting, especially for Jane, the heroine, who is good friends with both men. The day is saved by Jane's teacher. She drags three brothers, whose father has recently died, up to the stage and makes them sing ""Farmer in the Dell."" The boys are an instant success and everyone is satisfied to have them the winners. It is unfortunate that the descriptions of Nova Scotia which accompany the trifling story are so slight. Jane Balfour Payne has done well in the past by her illustrations of centaurs (Magnificent Milo) and leprechauns (The Leprechaun of Bayou Luce), but in this case her drawings of people are oddly misshapen.

Pub Date: Aug. 25th, 1964
Publisher: Hastings House