Mallory is excited about the six-week arts electives program at Fern Falls Elementary—until she gets stuck in her last-choice class, band. To make matters worse, she is assigned to the tuba, and when she plays, it sounds more like passing gas than music. She dreads the showcase at the end of the program. But with some good guidance from her mom and her band teacher, Mallory learns the meaning of "practice makes perfect" and that, in fact, making music can be lots of fun!
|Publisher:||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Lexile:||730L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Laurie Friedman is the author of many award-winning books for children. She writes the popular Mallory books, a series of chapter books for 7-10 year olds. Critics have praised the Mallory books, saying that Mallory deserves a place beside Judy Moody, Amber Brown, and Junie B. Jones. Laurie is also the author of numerous picture books including Love Ruby Valentine; Ruby Valentine Saves the Day; I'm Not Afraid of this Haunted House; and Thanksgiving Rules. Laurie lives in Miami with her family and her dog, Ollie. Jennifer Kalis graduated with a BFA in illustration from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1999. She has been a freelance illustrator for 10 years and currently lives in Powell, Ohio, with her husband and 2 young children.