Arturo's Baton

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Clarion Books, 1995 - Conducting - 32 pages
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From a storyteller beloved by young readers comes this simple, humorous tale highlighted by colorful, lively illustrations. When Arturo, the famous conductor, waves his baton, the orchestra plays . . . and people shower him with applause and flowers. Arturo thanks his little stick: "Without it I could never conduct." But one morning the baton is missing! Arturo has to face the orchestra alone-and is surprised to learn that what makes him famous is his own prowess.

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Syd Hoff is a much-loved and much-read author and illustrator of numerous books for children. Born and raised in New York City, he studied at the National Academy of Design and sold his first cartoon to The New Yorker when he was eighteen. Since then his cartoons have become a regular feature in many magazines and newspapers. Syd Hoff and his wife live in Miami Beach, Florida.

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