The Hog Music: Young Reader


IndiBlogger Badge'The Hog Music' is a book written for young readers offering them much - to read, understand and imagine. The book tells the story of a parcel sent to Lucy by her Great Aunt  Liza after Lucy's parents shifted west for a new life in Illinois . Aunt Liza refused to go with them and stayed back. Now its Lucy's Birthday and she had send a plain hat in a wooden box via a mail-coach. 


From here the adventure of the box begins ....... and with each incident one thing or the other is added to the box making it rich and sort of mysterious.

The box fell down...
 Its route and the fate of Aunt Liza's gift became unpredictable and this adds the element of mystery to the simple tale.


The box again met an accident !
The box passed many hands before reaching to its intended destination and received a souvenir from each of its courier. 

The box passes through unusual hands.

This made its content  fascinating and on opening it Lucy was utterly flummoxed on receiving such a diverse and unusual collection from Aunt Liza!!


She wrote a 'Thank You' note to Aunt Liza and found out that the best gift she had yet to receive. Happy Birthday Lucy! 

The book is a beautifully written simple tale of old roads and their travel experience woven together with human elements of honesty, humility and care.It is done with a rustic
M.C. Helldorfer
The Author
charm .The author's inspiration for this story was from the letters of people describing their travelling experience on the National Public Road.
The illustrations definitely MADE the book, lending the jaunty rustic touch and the 18th-19th century look to the characters and all this  while having a funny element in the drawings....... Be it the loud splash! or the group of men sleeping in a row after heavy dancing.... all are  fine, nuanced, jaunty and funny. 
I have posted only a few as not to spoil your experience and I think these are enough to see the beautiful backgrounds, blueness of the night sky and the white foamy splash in the river.
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18 comments:

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    1. Welcome Ali... I hope I got your name right :) Thanks for your thought and Keep visiting....

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    2. Yes you got my name right, nice blog you have

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    3. Yes you got my name right..........Nice blog you have.

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    4. Thanks Ali... for liking my a bit too sunny blog :) ... but nothing can beat the yum-yum yours :)

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  2. Lovely! You explained it so well.. I would surely luv to read this book.

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  3. Lovely! You explained it so well.. I would surely luv to read this book.

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    1. Sure Payal.. you will definitely like it... specially the pictures which I have not posted! Thanks for your lovely comment and paying a visit :) Be in touch.

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  4. The blend of excellent Illustrations and writing

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    1. Hey! Welcome to the blog first ..... And Well said... the book is truly a gem. Keep visiting :)

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  5. Fine pictures and about the text..Nicely written :)

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    1. Thanks Akrati... welcome to the blog :)

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  6. Dear Kokila, what a lovely book! Thank you so much for telling us about it. I really like the idea of gifts being added to the box as it travelled along. Great idea and I love the pictures.

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment! Yes this 'idea' added the element of surprise as well as humility in the story... and I loved it for it! Thanks again ..

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  7. I think my daughter would love this one :)

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    1. Sure Deepa, she'll definitely love it. Welcome to the blog .....Its a great book with beautiful illustrations.... perfect for an artist like you:) Keep visiting.

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