The Really Awful Musicians
Manders, John 

Format: Hardback
Library Classification: Junior Fiction
BIC Subjects: General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Audience: Children/juvenile
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Imprint: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Publication Date: 28/12/2011
Place of Publication: United States

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All the musicians in the kingdom are awful, and the king is fed up. Music is banned, and he sends his men-at-arms to round up disobedient musicians and feed them to the royal crocodiles. Little Piffaro heads for the border, collecting an outlandish group of musicians on the way: one who plays fast, one who plays slow, one who plays loud, and so on.Their jam session on the road is so excruciating to listen to that Charlemagne, the horse pulling the wagon, invents a system to make sure they're all playing the same music at the same time. There was a time before musical notation was devised, but that's the only part of this story that is true.