This unusual picture book gives us an insight into gypsy life in the early 20th century, inspired by the life of Jean 'Django' Rheinhart.. What is a Django? you may ask - and so did poor little Jean, whose life was turned upside down by the naughty exploits of the Django, and Jean gets the blame every time. One day, he has had enough - but then finds he is very sad when the Django disappears. His father has a marvellous present for him though and he enjoys the wonderful gift of song and music. Wonderfully detailed pictures bring a whole fresh world to life in this unusual and captivating story.
This is a fantastic book and would be useful for working with children of all ages, but particularly upper Key Stage 2. The illustrations are detailed and draw you in, and the story, based on Django Rheinhardt's childhood is engaging and intriguing. I particularly found this a useful addition for exploring issues about Travellers.
Wow! This is a beautiful picture book, the artwork is fantastic and compliments the storyline. Children are fascinated and look for the naughty Django in every wonderfully detailed picture. Fun for children and adults alike. A pleasure to read out loud as well as being an insight into early 20th century gypsy life.