MICHEL'S MIXED-UP MUSICAL BIRD by Michel & George Mendoza Legrand

MICHEL'S MIXED-UP MUSICAL BIRD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The book version of a TV afternoon special scheduled for February 15, this is the unmodulated and uneventful first-person story of Michel, a young music student, and the orphaned bird he rescues during a spring storm. Named One-Note for the quality of his chirp, the bird inspires Michel to create a one-note composition that is highly praised by his professor. Soon afterwards he disappears for a week, limping home with wings mangled by a hawk, and must be nursed to health and flight once more--recovering just in time for a final good-bye upon Michel's departure for the city at the end of summer. Perhaps background music will add some dimension to the composition; in print, it's flat from start to finish.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1978
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill