THE MOCKINGBIRD PIANO by Jean Bell Mosley

THE MOCKINGBIRD PIANO

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Reminiscences of childhood in the Ozarks which, though written in a balanced, flowing prose that seems to aptly characterize the mood and tenor of mountain life, must depend on a pre-established interest for its market. A description of grizzly, tobacco-chewing Old Abe, the local chronicler, introduces the lore and history of near St. Louis surroundings and provides a point of departure for talking about early 19th century family doings. Syrup making time, Sunday school, shopping in the city are some of them. The author writes through the eyes of a ten year old in a large farm family- with strong feelings for place and character, but with a gentleness that detracts from activity and makes her story more for a person from a similar background than an inquisitive reader.

Pub Date: March 23rd, 1953
Publisher: Westminster