The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt

Paperback | January 22, 2002

byPatricia Maclachlan

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Minna wishes for many things. She wishes she understood the quote taped above her mother's typewriter:Fact and fiction are different truths. She wishes her mother would stop writing long enough to really listen to her. She wishes her house were peaceful and orderly like her friend Lucas's. Most of all, she wishes she could find a vibrato on her cello and play Mozart the way he deserves to be played.

Minna soon discovers that some things can't be found-they just have to happen. And as she waits for her vibrato to happen, Minna begins to understand some facts and fictions about herself.

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Eleven-year-old Minna Pratt is searching--for the vibrato that will make her a better cellist; for the love she may have found with her new friend, Lucas; and for a way to talk to her mother so that she will really listen. But as Minna observes family and friends, she discovers that some things cannot be found just by searching. An ALA...

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Minna wishes for many things. She wishes she understood the quote taped above her mother's typewriter:Fact and fiction are different truths. She wishes her mother would stop writing long enough to really listen to her. She wishes her house were peaceful and orderly like her friend Lucas's. Most of all, she wishes she could find a vibra...

Patricia MacLachlan is the celebrated author of many beloved books for young readers, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal, and her most recent novel, Word After Word After Word. Her picture books include Who Loves Me?, Three Names, What You Know First, and All the Places to Love. She lives with her husband and ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.31 inPublished:January 22, 2002Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064402657

ISBN - 13:9780064402651

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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Eleven-year-old Minna Pratt is searching--for the vibrato that will make her a better cellist; for the love she may have found with her new friend, Lucas; and for a way to talk to her mother so that she will really listen. But as Minna observes family and friends, she discovers that some things cannot be found just by searching. An ALA Notable Children's Book.

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“A wonderfully wise and funny story that will be read and reread and relished for a long time.”