Horace and Morris Join the Chorus (but What about Dolores?)

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Best friends Horace, Morris, and Dolores do everything together. So when they try out for the chorus and Dolores (who sings notes no one has ever heard before) doesn't get in, she feels hurt and angry and — not like Dolores at all — sorry for herself. But mostly she feels lonely, with her friends too busy rehearsing to have time to share adventures with her. So Dolores does what she does best and takes matters into her own hands. But can she prove to Moustro Provolone that there's a place for every kind of voice ...

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Overview

Best friends Horace, Morris, and Dolores do everything together. So when they try out for the chorus and Dolores (who sings notes no one has ever heard before) doesn't get in, she feels hurt and angry and — not like Dolores at all — sorry for herself. But mostly she feels lonely, with her friends too busy rehearsing to have time to share adventures with her. So Dolores does what she does best and takes matters into her own hands. But can she prove to Moustro Provolone that there's a place for every kind of voice in the chorus?

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In a starred review, PW wrote, "In this sympathetic follow-up to Horace and Morris but Mostly Dolores, Howe and Walrod depict a girl mouse's frustrated singing attempts and leaven it with humor." Ages 4-8. (Nov.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Horace, Morris, and especially Dolores are excited about trying out for the chorus. During tryouts, Horace sings the high notes, Morris sings the low notes, and poor Dolores sings notes that no one has ever heard before. When Moustro Provolone announces the members of the chorus, Dolores is not one of them. Upset and feeling left out, Dolores tries to find other things to do while Horace and Morris are at chorus practice, but exploring and climbing trees isn't fun when she has to do it without her other mouse friends. Finally, Dolores decides to write Moustro Provolone a letter telling him how she feels. Her letter has such fantastic rhythm and rhyme that Moustro Provolone wants the chorus to perform it, and he also agrees to give Dolores lessons so that she can sing with the chorus. Jason Harris's skillfully reads the book by James Howe (Atheneum, 2002), giving each character an individual personality and singing style. Amy Walrod's illustrations are brought to life with appropriate background music and sound effects such as the needle on a record or the ticking of a metronome. Clear page turn signals are provided. In addition, Harris reads the various postings on Moustro Provolone's door, ensuring that listeners don't miss a thing. A delightful addition to any collection-Veronica Schwartz, Des Plaines Public Library, IL Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416906162
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 10/25/2005
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 776,508
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

James Howe is the author of more than ninety books for young readers, including the modern classic Bunnicula and its highly popular sequels. In 2001, Howe published The Misfits, the story of four outcast seventh-graders who try to end name-calling in their school. The Misfits is now widely read and studied in middle schools throughout the country, and was the inspiration for the national movement known as No Name-Calling Week (NoNameCallingWeek.org), an event observed by thousands of middle and elementary schools annually. There are three companion novels to The Misfits: Totally Joe (2005), Addie on the Inside (2011), and Also Known as Elvis (2014). Howe’s many other books for children from preschool through teens frequently deal with the acceptance of difference and being true to oneself. Visit him online at JamesHowe.com.

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