The Rising Star of Rusty Nail (Paperback) - Blume, Lesley M. M.

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Set in 1953 Rusty Nail, Minnesota, this poignant and laugh-out-loud funny novel tells the story of Franny Hansen, a 10-year-old piano prodigy who attempts to pursue the American dream in small-town America.

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Publisher Random House Childrens Books
Mfg Part# 9780440421115
SKU 210542778
Format Paperback
ISBN10 044042111X
Release Date 6/23/2009
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Editors Note In small-town Minnesota, in the early 1950s, musically talented ten-year-old Franny wants to take advanced piano lessons from newcomer Olga Malenkov, a famous Russian musician suspected of being a communist spy by the community.
Editors Note 1 ★ “A story that is as rich as it is delicious.”—Booklist, Starred Franny Hansen is a 10-year-old piano prodigy living in Rusty Nail, Minnesota. Once the Coot Capitol of the world, in 1953 it's just a run-of-the-mill town with one traffic light and a bizarre cast of characters. She's long exhausted the talents of the town's only piano teacher and seems destined to perform at church events and school assemblies, until a mysterious Russian woman arrives in Rusty Nail. Franny's neighbors are convinced the "Commie" is a threat to their American way of life, but Franny's not so sure. Could this stranger be her ticket out of Rusty Nail?Lesley M. M. Blume returns with the poignant and laugh-out-loud funny story of one girl's attempt to pursue the American dream in small town America.“Blume has skillfully combined humor, history, and music to create an enjoyable novel that builds to a surprising crescendo.”—School Library Journal
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 08
Number of Pages 0270
Publisher Yearling Books

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