This is the story of Davy Crotchet, a musical adventurer and instrument discoverer named after Davy Crockett, the American folk hero. The fact that Crotchet (\krä-ch?t\) rhymes with Crockett was the inspiration for Davy's character. Davy Crotchet spends most of his time as a quarter note, or crotchet, as he is known in England. He is born out of the attempts of a frustrated composer called Mel Odi trying in vain to give expression to his compositions by singing or whistling. Davy is so unhappy with the way he sounds that he finally speaks up. Mel decides to send Davy to Germany to find an old friend who makes flutes hoping Davy can bring him back an instrument so that he can share his music with his friends. So Davy leaves Norwich, England, where Mel Odi lives and sets off on a journey through Western Europe filled with unexpected surprises along the way. Our hero's exciting adventures tie in with historical events that influenced European instrument development and is presented with whimsical, captivating and imaginative artwork.
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THE ADVENTURES OF DAVY CROTCHET
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