Power Chordby Ted Staunton
At a Battle of the Bands event, Ace and his best friend Denny notice that girls like musicians, no matter how dorky the dudes might be. Having, so far, been severely challenged when it comes to meeting girls, they decide to start a band. Ace discovers that he loves playing guitar and electric bass. While Denny tweets their every move and their clean-freak drummer, Pig, polishes everything in sight, Ace tries to write a song that will win at the next local teen songwriting contest. It's more difficult than he thought it would be. When Denny brings a great tune to rehearsal, Ace is devastated that Denny, who rarely practices, is a better songwriter than he is. The contest is only days away when Ace discovers that Denny stole the song, and Ace has to decide if winning is worth the lie.
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I have to hear the sound, the real sound. It's time for power.
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Ted Staunton divides his time between writing and a busy schedule as a speaker, workshop leader, storyteller and musical performer for children and adults. Ted lives in Port Hope, Ontario. For more information, visit www.tedstauntonbooks.com.
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Ace and Denny start a band after noticing that girls go for musicians. Despite the fact that they don't play well, Denny tweets news about the band and even arranges for a video shoot. To drum up interest in the band, the boys enter a local contest with a requirement of playing two original songs. Ace thinks his compositions are pretty good and is startled when Denny shows up with a really great song, one which Ace knows was written by his mom's former boyfriend. Will the band take credit for the song, or will Ace do the right thing and announce the true composer? Another winner from the Orca Currents series of high interest-lo level books for teens.