WILLIE BLOWS A MEAN HORN by Ianthe Thomas

WILLIE BLOWS A MEAN HORN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

No story, just a wouldn't-it-be-nice situation. Although the very young, black narrator has a mother waiting at home, he is seen here waiting for his father, a jazz musician, at a club performance. Afterwards the little boy goes backstage, lovingly wipes his father's face with a ""sweat cloth,"" plays a turn himself for the other musicians, then goes home to sweet dreams of his father and his own future music. It's all a sort of wish-fulfilling dream, plain and simple, with pleasant low-keyed drawings that reflect the story's fond soft light.

Pub Date: March 25th, 1981
Publisher: Harper & Row