The Last Holiday Concert

Andrew Clements (Author)
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Description

Winterhope.
It didn't sound like much, but it was a big idea. A very big idea.
It all started when Hart Evans zinged a rubber band that hit Mr. Meinert, the chorus director. Actually, it started before that, when Mr. Meinert learned he was out of a job because the town budget couldn't afford music and art teachers. Mr. Meinert got so mad at Hart that he told the sixth graders he'd had it -- they could produce the big holiday concert on their own. Or not. It was all up to them.
What happens when a teacher steps aside and lets the kids run the show? Not what Mr. Meinert would have predicted. And not what Hart Evans would have guessed, not at all.
Out of chaos, infighting, compromise, idealism, and finally, a fragile peace, the sixth grade choral concert was born. And they called it Winterhope.
But would it be the last holiday concert of them all?

Product Details

Price
$17.99
Publisher
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
October 01, 2004
Pages
166
Dimensions
5.8 X 0.67 X 8.48 inches | 0.62 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780689845161

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About the Author

Andrew Clements is the author of the enormously popular Frindle. More than 10 million copies of his books have been sold, and he has been nominated for a multitude of state awards, including two Christopher Awards and an Edgar Award. His popular works include About Average, Troublemaker, Extra Credit, Lost and Found, No Talking, Room One, Lunch Money, and more. He is also the author of the Benjamin Pratt & the Keepers of the School series. He lives with his wife in Maine and has four grown children. Visit him at AndrewClements.com.

Brian Selznick is the author and illustrator of the bestselling The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which was awarded the Caldecott Medal and was a National Book Award finalist. He is also the illustrator of many books for children, including Frindle and Lunch Money by Andrew Clements, as well as the Doll People trilogy by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, and The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley, which was a Caldecott Honor Book. Mr. Selznick divides his time between Brooklyn, New York, and San Diego, California.

Reviews

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"Clements is a master at taking elements of relatively common school situations and turning them into masterful stories with truly engaging characters....['aaThis story] will leave youngsters teeming with emotion."

-- "School Library Journal"
"[A] lively crowd-pleaser."

-- "Horn Book"
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"Clements is a master at taking elements of relatively common school situations and turning them into masterful stories with truly engaging characters....['AaThis story] will leave youngsters teeming with emotion."

-- "School Library Journal"