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Acampora, Paul.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2011
IL 3-6, RL 4.1
ISBN 1596435488
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Things don't look so good for Zachary when we first meet him.  His eccentric mother has just taken off to work on a cruise ship.  When he and his dad realize that she is not coming back, they decide to move on.  And move out.  They leave Colorado and head east to Fall, Connecticut.  Here Zachary meets a string of unusal characters that help him adjust to his new home.  The most intriguing characters are neighbors Rachel and Teddy.  Rachel has a temper on her that comes out big time when anyone messes with her brother.  Teddy is a fantastic musician but not so good in other situations.  As they help Zachary settle in, he may be helping them as well.
SUBJECTS:     Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Moving, Household -- Fiction.
                        Single-parent families -- Fiction.
                        Trumpet -- Fiction.
                        Musicians -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Fiction.
                        Connecticut -- Fiction.

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