THE LITTLE BAND AND THE INAUGURAL PARADE by Margaret & John Travers Moore Moore

THE LITTLE BAND AND THE INAUGURAL PARADE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In Cotton Corners, where nobody stops and nothing happens, the invitation to the Little Band (of five elementary schoolers) to play in the Inaugural Parade is a big event; after much palaver, everybody pitches in to make uniforms and raise money for the fare, but when the kids reach Washington, no one expects them. There's been a simple-minded misunderstanding (which explains why the unlikely unknowns were asked in the first place) and the solution is equally facile: they bring up the rear, even play separately for the President. You can score this in the key of C for commonplace, but it's a natural for reading and on a timely note.

Pub Date: Nov. 27th, 1968
Publisher: Whitman