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Befiddled

Subtitle: 
A novel
Material type: 
AT Focus: 
Related to the A.T.
2006
Format: 
Hardback
Size: 
228 x 148 mm.
Language: 
English
ISBN/ISSN/DOI: 
ISBN 0385732651 / 978-0385732659
Mouritz Bibliography
Topic area: 
Cover image: 
Biblio ID: 
ALC006HE3
Base ID: 
ALC006HE3
Short Description: 

Thirteen-year old Becky plays the violin but suffers from stage fright. Then she befriends Mr Freeman...

Publisher Description: 

Becky Cohen has a rough life. She's an outsider everywhere she goes: shunned and mocked at school, at her violin lessons, and at home by her disapproving mother. Her only true friend is her brilliant little brother, newspaper-loving Benjy. She dreams of becoming a great violinist, but at the group lessons she's forced to take at the Y, Becky panics and plays badly. Then Becky meets Mr. Freeman, her building's handyman. He has a lot to teach her about becoming a musician, and being a friend. Gradually, Becky begins speaking her mind more often, and finds that people are actually listening. Then Mr. Freeman tells Becky about a local performing arts high school's scholarship contest. With the lessons learned from Mr. Freeman and Benjy, can Becky overcome her fears and play what's in her heart?