Bernardi lives with his grandfather, Babu, who supports them by making toys. Bernardi wishes he could go to school, but they can't afford it. When a tourist offers a handsome price for the music box Babu gave him as a present, Bernardi regretfully sells it, giving the money to Babu. Babu uses the money to pay for his grandson's school, and he starts working on a new music box. The book's sensitive text and endearing illustrations capture the tender relationship between a child and his grandfather. Stephanie Stuve-Bodsen is an award-winning author.
March 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: Babus Song
Author(s): Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, S A Bodeen
ISBN: 1-58430-058-2 / 978-1-58430-058-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lee & Low Books