Tadpoles on the Piano

Description

50 pages
ISBN 0-920304-61-3

Publisher

Year

1986

Contributor

Illustrations by Annemarie van Haeringen
Translated by Greta Kilburn
Reviewed by Joan McGrath

Joan McGrath is a Toronto Board of Education library consultant.

Review

Natasha loves music; but she only enjoys playing music that she has newly composed. Her mother feels that she should learn to play “properly” — from a book — and takes her to piano teacher Mr. van Dam. Van Dam not only recognizes Natasha’s special talent, but wishes his other students had the same ability. In the end he holds a recital which is like no other.

This is an odd little story with a very distinctive flavour.

Citation

Tornqvist, Rita, “Tadpoles on the Piano,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed April 21, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/35251.