Fiction. In this highly imaginative, delightful tale, the great composer Maurice Ravel gets lost and waylaid on a journey to Spain, which he has never before seen. Unfortunately the fact that he is tiny, the size of a mere doll, gets him into misadventures and troubles galore. The author displays genuine affection for the historical character of Ravel, but immerses him in a humorous fictional milieu akin to that of Todd Michael Cox's Dizzlemuck, E. B. White's Stuart Little, Mary Norton's The Borrowers, and Walter de la Mare's Memoirs of a Midget.
Conger Beasley Jr. has won the Western Writers of America Spur Award in Nonfiction for We Are a People of This World: The Lakota Sioux and the Massacre at Wounded Knee and winner of the Thorpe Menn Award for literary excellence for Sundancers and River Demons: Essays on Landscape and Ritual. His most recent book is Messiah: The Life and Times of Francis Schlatter. He is the author of 19 books, including the highly acclaimed Hidalgo's Beard and The Ptomaine Kid, both regarded to be among the best innovative novels of their time.Author City: KANSAS CITY, MO USA