Gus and Grandpa and the Piano Lesson

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Sep 13, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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The tenth book in Claudia Mills' beloved series For Gus, the longest half hour of the day is spent practicing the piano. Why can't he be outside, shooting hoops with Ryan Mason? Even more painful are the lessons: Mrs. Moore complains about Gus's squishy fingers. But most painful of all is the piano recital. Gus has to play a piece called "The Horse Race," and he's not sure he will remember it. As a child, Grandpa played the violin, so he knows exactly how Gus feels. Grandpa also knows about something Gus will love—making music with others—and once again he shows Gus the way in a story with pictures that "reflect the sunny warmth of loving connections passed across generations" (Booklist).

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User Review  - Desirichter - LibraryThing

How lovely to finish my 99th book this summer with a musical read about a reluctant piano students. I have taught many a Gus. What I love about this book is that Gus actually doesn't perform well ... Read full review

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User Review  - teddy5 - LibraryThing

A good example of realistic fiction because although it is not evident that Gus and his family are literal, existing people, this struggle to practice something or to keep at something even when there ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Claudia Mills and Catherine Stock have collaborated on the entire Gus and Grandpa series, including the ALA Notable Book Gus and Grandpa at Basketball. The author lives in Boulder, Colorado, and the artist lives in New York City.

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