TASSO by William Papas


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A bouzouki sings more sweetly than a Rock-a-Rola but the fare is all spice at the Trocadero cafe. In brilliant water-colors full of Greek humor and zesty line Mr. Papas tells the story of Tasso, bouzouki-playing son of a poor fisherman who loses his musician position to a juke-box but gets back the job by popular acclaim after the novelty of uninterrupted noise wears off. The Rock-a-Rola ends up in the drink and life goes back to sunny, savory normalcy in this very Greek town by the shores of a very Greek sea. More than a slice, a generous helping of life by the Aegean for an older audience than most picture books.

Pub Date: Jan. 26th, 1967
ISBN: 978-0-9934884-4-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Pikku Publishing
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 1967