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Geraldine's mother is a cellist. Geraldine is tired of having to fit in with her mother's schedule, and lonely. Then she discovers an ambition of her own: to be a conductor.
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Tessa Duder's literary career spans 28 years. Internationally acclaimed for her multi-award-winning Alex Quartet and Tiggie Tompson trilogy and two picture books, A Book of Pacific Lullabies and Carpet of Dreams, her awards include the Margaret Mahy Medal, the Meridian Energy Katherine Mansfield Fellowship, the coveted Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award, Artist to Antarctica in 2007 and an honorary PhD in 2008. Tessa is also a journalist, editor, non-fiction author and biographer, with Margaret Mahy: a writer's life.From School Library Journal:
Grade 5-8 As the only child of a single musician, Geraldine (nicknamed Jellybean) has always played second fiddle to her mother's career. Resentful and lonely, she has to arrange her life around her mother's rehearsal and performance schedule as a concert cellist. A man from her mother's past helps Geraldine discover her own passion for music and helps her to better understand her mother and herself. This book is a commentary on the dedication and single-mindedness that a musician must have in order to succeed. The characters are real people who deal with real problems and who grow and change during the course of the story. This well-written novel, set in New Zealand, is slow paced but solid. It should appeal not only to those interested in music, but also to children who may sometimes feel that they are not getting enough attention from or spending enough time with their parents. Donna Rodda, Solon City Schools, Ohio
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1986. Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP113860752
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1985. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: dw. 1st. With dustwrapper. Seller Inventory # 45439
Book Description Oxford University Press, Great Britain, 1985. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Hardback First edition. Geraldine's mother plays in the orchestra - and in pubs to earn extra money. An only child of a single mother, Geraldine is tired of having to fit in with her mother's busy schedule - and lonely.lightly sunned spine. pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions, Reference books ,and all types of Academic Literature.) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Seller Inventory # 018210
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine Dust Jacket. First Edition. The dust jacket is in fine shape. with no inscription or remainder mark inside. The dust jacket is slightly creased at the outer edges. The price is indicated is in pounds.We ship from Canada. Specializing in academic, collectible and historically significant, providing the utmost quality and customer service satisfaction. For any questions feel free to email us. Seller Inventory # 11685