Author(s): Anne Fine; Roxanna de Rond (Illustrator)
Beloved and award-winning author Anne Fine returns with a touching, musical story of patience, practice and courage.Everyone's always telling Will to stop making so much noise. That is, until he meets music teacher Mr Brand. He thinks Will's not just noisy but that he has a gift and must learn to play the violin. But Will doesn't feel special. He can never find peace to practice at home and carrying a violin around school is too embarrassing. There's also the small matter of his stage fright. Can he really become the star Mr Brand believes in?8-12 FICTION (Ages 8-12)Interest Age: 8-12Reading Age: 8This imprint is a brilliant list of short novels from high profile authors designed to be entertaining and accessible for ages 8-12. At approx. 5,000-10,000 words and with a Reading Age of 8, they're designed to help older children build reading stamina and a greater confidence in their abilities. They offer an exciting mix of genres, feature black and white illustrations to accompany the narrative, and include dyslexia-friendly design features.