This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
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.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
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.From Booklist:
Ages 4^-8. Cartoons in ink, watercolor, and colored pencil express the exuberance of a famous conductor who waves his baton and leads the orchestra: "He waved it wildly, and the trumpets blared. He waved it gently, and the violins sighed." He's applauded and celebrated, and he loves it. Then he loses his baton, and he falls apart. He cancels his next concert and refuses to go on his world tour. Finally, he realizes that his music comes, not from the baton, but from within, and he conducts by waving his hands. Kids will enjoy the lighthearted treatment of a celebrity and the lyrical view of the music he makes. Hazel Rochman
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Condition: New. Brand new copy. Ships fast secure, expedited available!. Seller Inventory # 3UBCFO0009O9
Book Description HOUGHTON MIFFLIN. Condition: New. Small - Tradepaper. NEW. Stored in sealed plastic protection. No pricing stickers. No remainder mark. No previous owner's markings. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1998 Small - Tradepaper. Seller Inventory # 388839
Book Description HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, 1998. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0395920027
Book Description HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0395920027
Book Description HOUGHTON MIFFLIN. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0395920027 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0141121
Book Description HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, 1998. Paperback. Condition: New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0395920027n