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THE FRIENDSHIP SONG

Springer, Nancy [Dust Wrapper art by Robert Roth, design by Patrice Fodero]

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ISBN 10: 0689317271 / ISBN 13: 9780689317279
Published by Atheneum, New York, 1992
Used Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket Hardcover
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New York: Atheneum. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1992. First Edition. Softcover. 0689317271 . First edition. Uncorrected Advance Proof in yellow printed wrappers [trade sized paperback format, but of the hardcover edition]. Review slip laid in. 113 pages. Fine copy [laid into an oversized Dust Wrapper with some edge wear, mostly at the spine ends. [This proof version is scarce] . Bookseller Inventory # 11331

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Title: THE FRIENDSHIP SONG

Publisher: Atheneum, New York

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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Harper learns about true friendship when she and her friend Rawnie find their way through the underworld of her new stepmother's backyard to bring their favorite rock singer back from the dead.

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An established author of adult fantasy, who has also written realistic stories and a well received fantasy for young people (Red Wizard, 1990), tells a tale inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Harper and her father move in with an artist, Gus, who is soon to be her stepmother. Gus has a strange affinity to the spirit world; she creates art from a collection of junk that fills and surrounds her huge old house, where a powerful force frightens Harper and prevents her from going into the yard. Meanwhile, Harper becomes acquainted with Rawnie, who shares her love for ``The Friendship Song'' and the rock group ``Neon Shadow.'' Rawnie helps Harper survive at her new school; she also joins Harper in trying to locate the weird music emanating from Gus's backyard. Though skinheads interrupt their budding interracial friendship, they become reconciled in time to attend a concert where Neon Shadow star Nico collapses. Crossing into the spirit world at Gus's prompting, Harper and Rawnie find Nico with a ghostly band of great rock stars and try to persuade him to live. Back in the real world once more, they learn that Nico really is recovering. Though this complex, well-written story may have trouble finding its level--sixth-grader Harper is younger than most potential readers--the blend of realism with the supernatural and is well handled, and of course the rock-star element has appeal. (Fiction. 11+) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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