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Legendary illustrator and children's author Tomi Ungerer delivers a memorable tale in this brand-new title. Tortoni Tremelo the Cursed Musician tells the heartwarming story of a musician who just can't seem to get it right -- until he discovers that his music is just what people are hungry for.Tortoni Tremelo's trombone playing is driving his neighbors crazy. Finally, when ...more
31 pages
Published 2008 by Nord-Sud (first published July 30th 1998)
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Manny
Excellent absurd children's story about a musician who is cursed by a Gypsy. All his notes suddenly come out in tangible form (they look like small olives). At first he thinks his life is ruined, but then he discovers how to turn the curse to good use.

The illustrations are definitely not story-book standard - among other things, Ungerer is remarkably interested in exploring different way to draw the female characters' breasts. There's no doubt that he stays on the right side of indecent... he's
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Judy
This has a special vintage voice that reminds me of other practised children's authors of this era... Leo Lionni, William Steig and others.

What is it that they have in common? It would be interesting to have the time to put my finger on it... Perhaps a way of relating preposterous events in a very straightforward, unemotional way. Usually in the familiar third person, past tense.

In this case, the illustrations have a really bizarre Ungerishness, with slightly lewd looking females throughout th
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Jean-Thomas "Tomi" Ungerer was a French illustrator best known for his erotic and political illustrations as well as children's books.
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