From a storyteller beloved by young readers comes this simple, humorous tale highlighted by colorful, lively illustrations. When Arturo, the famous conductor, waves his baton, the orchestra plays . . . and people shower him with applause and flowers. Arturo thanks his little stick: "Without it I could never conduct." But one morning the baton is missing! Arturo has to face the orchestra alone-and is surprised to learn that what makes him famous is his own prowess.