Julian / by Anne-Marie Chapouton. English text by Anthea Bell.
New York: Larousse Kingfisher Chambers, Inc., c1995.
Unpaged: col. illus.
A fable of a boy who plays the flute beautifully but neglects to get a decent haircut. When grownups are incensed about Julian’s hair length and style (but curiously unconcerned about his nudity), he retreats to the wild only to return with a neat hairdo and a tuxedo. But, alas, his flute is now silent. So he goes to the mountains and when he returns, he plays for himself-and the people now pay attention.
acceptance, children, fable, flute, hair