Oh, that darn Frederic Pipkin! He?l do anything to get out of learning how to play an instrument, much to the chagrin of his loving parents who named him after the great Chopin. One day however, the little fellow falls under the spell of an amazing conductor and owns up to his name by spinning some magic and writing a fabulous song!
Marie-Louise Gay has received the Vicky Metcalf Award, the Governor General” Literature Award twice, the Ruth Schwartz Award, the Mr. Christie” Book Award, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award, the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and has been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award as well as the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
“ouncy and adventurous, beautiful and fun, both the tale and the music are treasures??HE BLOOMSBURY REVIEW \ “n instant winner” “ODAY” PARENT \ “uaranteed to be a well-worn addition to any bookshelf or CD player” “ORONTO FAMILIES