ONE-STRING FIDDLE by Erick Berry
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ONE-STRING FIDDLE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

I have put this in the 9-12 age group, because -- while probably intended for younger children, I think its real charm will be better appreciated by those who can follow and pick out the melodies as they enter the story. And it is a unique story, built on an expanded pattern of her own Penny Whistle, and more successful. No child, no matter how unversed in music, could fail to get some sense of how songs grow, and where the roots of folk music lie, in this story of a mountain cabin boy who picks his song out of the newsboy's chant,the train's rhythmic beat, the auto horn, the band, the call of the coal man, the rattle of a stick against the paling fence -- and who weaves them into a song for his one string fiddle at the contest. A book which should have a steady and continued sale.

Publisher: Winston