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Saturday Morning, Mozart and Burnt Toast

Robert Newton

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ISBN 10: 0702234362 / ISBN 13: 9780702234361
Published by Univ. of Queensland Press, Queensland, Australia
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Not an X-library copy. This trade paperback is in Fine condition. 143 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 26276

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Title: Saturday Morning, Mozart and Burnt Toast

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press, Queensland, Australia

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

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When 14-year-old Wolfgang decides he's had enough of his mother's new boyfriend and takes off for the wilds of Tassie, he has no idea what he's getting into. Between hiding from the Russian mafia, searching for a missing chimp, and helping a concert violinist recover his memory, Wolfgang is in for the ride of his life.

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Grade 5-7 - Wolfgang (changed from Edam) is obsessed with both Mozart and the trumpet, but he can't find anyone else in his Australian town who shares his passion. Online, he meets Sal, a girl from Tasmania who is partial to the Russian violinist Vladimir Gronski, and the two bond over music. A few e-mails later, following a disastrous confrontation with Trevor, his mom's new live-in boyfriend, Wolfgang is on a boat bound for Tasmania. Onboard, he just happens to plow right into Gronski, knocking him out and causing amnesia. The mayhem that ensues involves the Russian mafia, an odd religious sect, a missing monkey, and, of course, the inevitable reconciliation with Trevor. Newton treads on the familiar territory of feeling out of step with one's peers and having to adjust to new families. In an effort to make the tale unique, however, he throws in ridiculously implausible elements that, while clearly meant to be humorous, simply require too much suspension of disbelief. The bizarre twists in the story make it almost impossible to care about Wolfgang's journey toward acceptance. - Ronni Krasnow, New York Public Library
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