Weekend Read - The Musical Umbrella by Friedrich Feld
Love the 1950's illustrations by Ferelith Eccles Williams in The Musical Umbrella by Friedrich Feld.
"Mr Aldermar had spent ten years on his invention, a marvellous umbrella
which made the sound of lovely chiming bells when he put it up. It
looked quite ordinary, but it was the only musical umbrella in the
world. Then, on the first day he went out with it, he lost it - and was
plunged into the depths of despair, Thanks to Marin and Helen - and
clever Brownie the dog - he gets it back in the end, after some very
funny and surprising happenings."
The original title was DER MUSIKALISCHE REGENSCHIRM, The Musical Umbrella was translated from the German by W. Kersley Holmes. This vintage copy is from 1958 published by Blackie & Son Ltd, London and Glasgow.