The Quarternote Cowpoke

James Potter, Author Moyer Bell $13.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-918825-51-3
In a small cottage in France a boy rebels against his parents, who want him to become a classical pianist. His dreams carry him in another direction: at night he breaks free and rides herd over cow-notes as the quarter note cowboy. The story is set in verse that becomes cumbersome at times, particularly at the end, when a sudden change in rhythm proves disruptive. The illustrations are vivid and painterly in a naive style, but some elements may prove confusing to young readers, such as the picture of a large angel embracing the house to show how the boy plays ""for spirits.'' No ages given. (December)
Reviewed on: 05/01/1987
Release date: 05/01/1987
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