JASPER, THE DRUMMIN BOY by Margaret Taylor

JASPER, THE DRUMMIN BOY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Jasper's mother was ambitious for him and was determined to have him learn to play the piano when what he wanted to do was bang on a drum. Theirs was a tough battle, and it took recognition of Jasper's playing to bring his mother to the conviction that he was born to be a drummer like his paternal grandfather. A sparkling little story about sure enough people- with loads of line drawings throughout, drawings which show colored people and white impartially (as distinct from the general tendency to use broad caricature which offends Negro readers).

Pub Date: March 1st, 1947
Publisher: Viking