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French, Simon.
Atlanta : Peachtree, 2003.
IL 5-8, RL 5.5
ISBN 1561452920
Ari is eleven years old and he is living in a new place.  Actually, a new country.  He and his mother have moved from Germany to Australia.  Not only does he need to adjust to a new home, but he also have to learn a new language.  Ari's father died when he was only three but Ari has always had his grandfather who was a mentor and best friend.  Now he has only his mother and a new stepfather.  And his violin.  But he keeps that a secret from his new peers.  He thinks it will make him look weird.  Will Ari be able to adjust to his new home?  Will he find the strength to open up?
SUBJECTS:     Grandfathers -- Fiction.
                        Musicians -- Fiction.
                        Violin -- Fiction.
                        Memory -- Fiction.
                        Mothers and sons -- Fiction.
                        Australia -- Fiction.


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