Written by Michaela Muntean
Illustrator Tom Cooke
Published 1991
Publisher Astor Books Music and Books
Series Learn About Music
ISBN 0943351480

Grover's Overtures is part of a series of books designed to introduce children to music concepts.

Grover is thrilled because he has been assigned to play the cannon in the Monsterpolitan Opera performance of the 1812 Overture. However, Grover gets lost, pushes the cannon up stairs and down hallways, and stumbles upon the overture to Carmen (starring Placido Flamingo), a can-can, The Barber of Seville, and the William Tell Overture. Elmo the cymbal player, joins him halfway through. They finally arrive and give stirring performances, but an exhausted Grover decides next time, he'll just play a trumpet solo.

The book was reissued by Golden Books in 1994. (ISBN 0307144275)

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