Set in the Greek Islands, and originally published in 1966, Tasso is a timeless fable for children whose theme is wonderfully familiarCan Tasso and his bouzouki be replaced by a Rock-a-Rola machine at the village café? What place do people have in a world where innovation can make them feel worthless? This heartwarming tale has never been more relevant. Papa's illustrations evoke the simple life of the islanders which though hard, reminds us of the value of a common life lived out together.
Reviews"Brilliant water-colors full of Greek humor and zesty line. . . . More than a slice, a generous helping of life by the Aegean for an older audience than most picture books." —Kirkus Reviews
Author BiographyWilliam Papas (1927-2000) was a political cartoonist, author, illustrator and watercolorist. He created cartoons for the Guardian, Sunday Times and Punch magazine, and wrote and illustrated successful books for children and adults. He was a commended runner up for the 1964, 1967, and 1968 Kate Greenaway medals.