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Gene has a wonderful life traveling the world with his famous grandfather, jazz musician Cherokee Crawford. Adventure, excitement, and his clarinet - what more could he need? The answer, says his Aunt Joan, is a normal life, with rules and discipline. She finally succeeds in getting him away from Cherokee to her own house, where the only music allowed is the hum of the hoover! Is this the end of Gene's dreams, and what is really behind his aunt's hatred of music? Escape seems the only answer - but life has a lot of surprises in store for Gene.
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Gene travels the world with his grandfather, legendary jazz musician, 'Cherokee' Crawford. Adventure, excitement, and music--what more could he need?The answer, says his Aunt Joan, is a sensible routine, a proper education and discipline. She will do anything to get him away from Cherokee, and finally succeeds.Living with Joan and wimpy cousin Wesley is torture for Gene. The only music allowed in the house is the hum of vacuum cleaner! He can't even practice his beloved clarinet. Is this the end of his dream of following in Cherokee's footsteps?Escape seems the only solution--but life has a lot more surprises in store for Gene.About the Author:
Creina Mansfield was born in Bristol in 1949. She studied literature at Cambridge and became a teacher of English at secondary school level. She lived in Dublin for a number of years and is now living in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England with her husband and two teenage sons. Her first book, Fairchild was published in Hong Kong. Cherokee, Creina's first book with The O'Brien Press, was published in 1994, followed by My Nasty Neighbours in 1995. Her last books are It Wasn't Me, the story of how Jack deals with the school bully, and Snip Snip for younger readers. Creina's writing has been praised as 'original and compulsive' by Books Ireland and her books have been very favourably reviewed.
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