Amber's Song by Gillian Cross
  

Amber's Song

Written by Gillian Cross
Illustrated by Marta Kissi

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From the author of The Demon Headmaster and other classics of contemporary children’s literature comes a story of how working together can bring a peaceful solution no matter how much discord there is! Mark has a new baby sister, who just won’t stop crying. He’s always loved practice sessions with his band but now there’s screaming going on there too: keyboard player and singer have fallen out. When it appears that baby Amber loves his guitar playing, Mark sees an answer to both problems and harmony ensues! This funny, satisfying story slides in a clever message about the power of art and teamwork. ~ Andrea Reece

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Amber's Song by Gillian Cross

Music is the most important thing in Mark's life and he never misses band practice ...until new baby sister Amber turns life upside down. She screams all day and all night and nothing Mum, Dad or anyone else does makes a difference! But when Mark is left holding the baby, he turns to the only thing he can to help him through - music. And it might just be that it's the key to Amber's happiness too. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+

About the Author

Gillian Cross

Gillian Cross has won numerous literary prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children’s Novel Award (now the Costa), and the Smarties Prize.

Gillian Cross has been writing children’s books for over thirty years. Before that, she took English degrees at Oxford and Sussex Universities, and had various jobs including working in a village bakery and being an assistant to a Member of Parliament. She won the Carnegie Medal for Wolf, the Smarties Prize and the Whitbread Children’s Novel Award for The Great Elephant Chase; and the Little Rebels Award for After Tomorrow.

Read more about Gillian Cross and a Q&A with the author here.

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Format

Paperback
64 pages

Author

Gillian Cross
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

15th April 2016

ISBN

9781781125601

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