Julia Gillian (and the Quest for Joy) by Alison McgheeJulia Gillian (and the Quest for Joy) by Alison Mcghee

Julia Gillian (and the Quest for Joy)

byAlison McgheeIllustratorDrazen Kozjan

Paperback | July 1, 2010

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A new school year has started for Julia Gillian, and so far, it's not going very well. Her best friend, Bonwit Kellar, doesn't seem to want to be her best friend anymore. Learning to play trumpet, once Julia Gillian's heart's desire, is much more difficult than it looks. And the school has hired an interim lunch monitor, the all-too-strict Mr. Wintz. As Julia Gillian's music teacher would say, "Where is the joy?". Thankfully, Julia Gillian soon learns that sharing problems is often the only way to solve them, and that life is only as complicated-or joyful-as we want it to be.
Alison McGhee is the author of numerous award-winning books for young readers and adults, including Snap, All Rivers Flow to the Sea, and the New York Times bestseller Someday, illustrated by Peter Reynolds. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her family. You can visit her at www.alisonmcghee.com. Drazen Kozjan is the illustrato...
Title:Julia Gillian (and the Quest for Joy)Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.6 × 5.28 × 0.76 inPublished:July 1, 2010Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545033527

ISBN - 13:9780545033527

Appropriate for ages: 9


Editorial Reviews

Praise for Julia Gillian (and the Quest for Joy)

"[An]... affectionate, humorous portrayal." -The Horn Book

"Highly relatable." -Publishers Weekly