THE MAN WHO PLAYED ACCORDION MUSIC by Tobi Tobias

THE MAN WHO PLAYED ACCORDION MUSIC

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Pictured as freehand pencil swirls that float across the pages, the accordion music played by the old Hungarian in the next apartment makes the housewife feel so free that she dances out the door in the middle of squeezing the breakfast orange juice. The six-year-old twins, also affected, tumble off to the zoo bus instead of to school. The family tomcat takes off too, dreaming of ""fish! love! adventure!"" And even the words in the story frequently break loose and wend their wavy way along with the smoky ribbons of music. Only head-ofhousehold George McGeorge, a computer man, is left behind to puzzle and bemoan his family's flight from responsibility. Though poor stuffy George does seem a too-easy target, Langner's free-floating pictures and clever visual touches project the ""feelin' groovy"" spirit of the story.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1980
Publisher: Knopf