Notes from an Accidental Band Geek (Hardcover)
Dial Books, 9780803735644, 282pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2011
Winter 2012 Kids' Next List
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Elsie Wyatt wants to be an orchestra superstar, like her dad and grandfather. The first step? Get into a super-selective summer music camp. In order to qualify, Elsie must expand her musical horizons by joining her high school's marching band. Not only does this mean wearing a plumed hat and polyester pants, but it also means she can t play her own instrument, can t sit down, and can t seem to say the right thing to "anyone" let alone Jake, the cute trumpet player she meets on the first day. Plus, everything she does seems to cause a disaster. Surviving marching band is going to be "way" harder than Elsie thought.
For fans of funny, realistic, every-girl novels like Wendy Mass's "13 Gifts" and Lisa Greenwald's "My Life in Pink & Green."
It has humor, heart, and a touch of romance that will provide ample fodder for booktalks. "School Library Journal"
Marching-band kids everywhere will enjoy this believable celebration of a life-changing, musical rite of passage. "Kirkus
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Praise For Notes from an Accidental Band Geek…
“It has humor, heart, and a touch of romance that will provide ample fodder for booktalks.”
-School Library Journal
“Marching-band kids everywhere will enjoy this believable celebration of a life-changing, musical rite of passage.”