Ossiri and the Bala Mengro

By O'NEILL, Richard & Katharine Quarmby

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ISBN
9781846439254 9781846439247
Publisher
Child's Play


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2017  |  Picture Books

K-Gr 3—Ossiri and her family are Romani, nomadic people who make a living by recycling settled people's castoffs into useful things. Disappointed that her parents can't afford to buy her an instrument, Ossiri builds her own and sets about practicing. Like many budding performers, she finds her initial efforts are not appreciated, so she disregards warnings about the savage Bala Mengro ("hairy person") and takes off into the Lancashire hills to play. Fortu...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on June 1, 2018

An original story portrays the importance of recycling and music within the Romani, or Traveler, community of England. Ossiri, a contemporary...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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