TRUBLOFF by John Burningham


The Mouse Who Wanted to Play the Balalika
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Prubloff is a magnificently drawn mouse, illustrated in full- color by the same talented English hand that did Borka. Trubloff has so much character, visually, that you might find it possible to persuade yourself that the story was worth the illustrative effort. Trubloff and his family infest the bar of a mittel Europa inn. Each time an indigenous gypsy touches a balalaika, Trubloff's latent musical genius responds. A mouse craftsman builds him one and he departs with the gypsies to learn the balalaika art. A sister must follow him on skis to bring him back to his distraught mother. Trubloff returns of course, but he has the skill down pat and soon the whole family is orchestrated. Only the eye is satisfied here, but very well satisfied indeed.
Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1965
ISBN: 0099414287
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Random House
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 1965


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