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Yang the Eldest and His Odd Jobs

Yang the Eldest and His Odd Jobs

by Lensey Namioka, Kees De Kiefte
     
 

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The Yang family is known for its talented musicians. The best in the group is Eldest Brother, Ying Wu, who spends most of his time practicing his violin. Everyone thinks he will become a famous violinist someday. But Ying Wu has to stop practicing when his violin begins making strange sounds. He needs a new violin, and now for the first time he must find work to pay

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The Yang family is known for its talented musicians. The best in the group is Eldest Brother, Ying Wu, who spends most of his time practicing his violin. Everyone thinks he will become a famous violinist someday. But Ying Wu has to stop practicing when his violin begins making strange sounds. He needs a new violin, and now for the first time he must find work to pay for it. The trouble is that as Ying Wu goes from job to job, his family wonders and worries if his love for music is being replaced with his eagerness for earning money.

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Everyone agrees that the best musician in the Yang family is Eldest Brother, Yingwu. He is devoted to playing the violin and spends every day practicing. When his beloved instrument develops a buzzing sound, Yingwu must have a new one. To earn the money for a new violin, he goes to work at a series of odd jobs, from babysitting to waiting on tables to carpentry. But work takes precious time away from his music practice, and Yingwu's family begins to wonder if he ever intends to return to playing the violin. This tale continues Namioka's series of stories about the experiences of the Yang family. Narrated by the third eldest of the Yang children, it is both humorous and enjoyable. 2000, Little Brown, Ages 9 to 12, $15.95. Reviewer: Heidi Green—Children's Literature

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440418023
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
04/01/1902
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.22(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Lensey Namioka has written many popular books, including Ties That Bind, Ties That Break (Laurel-Leaf).

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