DIAL LEROI RUPERT, DJ by Jamie Gilson

DIAL LEROI RUPERT, DJ

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KIRKUS REVIEW

His name is really Mitch, but when the mean lady threatens to call all three boys' parents about her broken window and flowerpot, he gives her the name and call-in number of the local (Chicago) weirdo D.J. (""Honored friends, rabit bats, and gargoyles. . . here's to chills clown your spine. . .""). The real Leroy is amused by the lady's tirade and, when he gets in touch with Mirth, even more amused by the kids' attempt to earn money for the damage by playing on the subway as a violin, clarinet, and comb trio. The result is that Leroy pays the $30.00 to the lady and in return the boys appear with him at a high-school band gig, playing ""Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"" as Leroy takes off from there on electric piano. It's all good-natured but featherweight, even less substantial than last year's Harry the Beer Can King.

Pub Date: April 17th, 1979
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard