Banjo of Destiny

byCary FaganIllustratorSelcuk Demirel

March 5, 2011|
Banjo of Destiny by Cary Fagan
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Nominee for the 2012 Silver Birch Express Award in the Ontario Library Association''s Forest of Reading Program.

Jeremiah Birnbaum is stinking rich. He lives in a house with nine bathrooms, a games room, an exercise room, an indoor pool, a hot tub, a movie theater, a bowling alley and a tennis court. His parents, a former hotdog vendor and window cleaner who made it big in dental floss, make sure Jeremiah goes to the very best private school, and that he takes lessons in all the things he will need to know how to do as an accomplished and impressive young man: etiquette lessons, ballroom dancing, watercolor painting. And, of course, classical piano.

Jeremiah complies, because he wants to please his parents. But one day, by chance, he hears the captivating strains of a different kind of music -- the strums, plucks and rhythms of a banjo. It is music that stirs something in Jeremiah''s dutiful little soul, and he is suddenly obsessed. And when his parents forbid him to play one, he decides to learn anyway -- even if he has to make the instrument himself.

Cary Fagan is an award-winning author of books for children and adults. He has won the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children''s Literature, the Jewish Book Award, the IODE Jean Throop Book Award and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, among others. His many books include the picture book A Cage Went in Search of a Bird, illustrated by B...
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Title:Banjo of DestinyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:128 pages, 7.5 X 5 X 0.35 inShipping dimensions:128 pages, 7.5 X 5 X 0.35 inPublished:March 5, 2011Publisher:Groundwood Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554980860

ISBN - 13:9781554980864

Appropriate for ages: 9

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