Banjo of Destiny

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Groundwood Books Ltd, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 127 pages
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When Jeremiah Birnbaum becomes obsessed with the banjo, his best friend, Luella, convinces him to learn how to play despite his parent forbidding him from it.
 

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BANJO OF DESTINY

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Battling parental expectations and low self-esteem, a lad finds his bliss in building and learning to play a banjo. Born to unspeakable wealth thanks to his once-poor parents' invention of a high-tech ... Read full review

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Contents

1 The House Built from Floss
7
2 O Beloved Fernwood
18
3 Not a Joke
32
4 What a Broken Chair Is Good For
44
5 Pedagogical Study Number Eight
54
6 Putting It Together
69
7 BumDiddy
83
8 Flower Power
91
9 Something by Bach
102
10 Regular Life
121
A Note from the Author
126
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About the author (2011)

Cary Fagan is an award-winning author of books for children and adults. He has twice been a Toronto Book Award finalist, and he has won the Jewish Book Award and the World Storytelling Award. He has been a finalist for the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, the Mr. Christie's Book Award, the Norma Fleck Award, the Rocky Mountain Book Award, the Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award and the Blue Spruce Award. His most recent children's novel,Banjo of Destiny, was a finalist for the Silver Birch Express Award.

Cary lives with his family in Toronto.

Selcuk Demirel was born in Artvin, Turkey, in 1954. He moved to Paris in 1978 and still lives there.

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