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    • ISBN:9780349010922
    • Publication date:05 Jul 2018
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By Noel Streatfeild

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A heart-warming story of music, family and finding a home by Noel Streatfeild, the author of Ballet Shoes,

So your brother's a world-famous violinist? That's amazing! Or is it?

The Forums are a musical family, and one child, Sebastian, shines out as a prodigy. He is a brilliant violinist and when his talent is recognised, he is wanted the world over. Myra, Wolfgang (named after Mozart) and Ettie thought it was wonderful at first, but after four years of touring the world with their brilliant brother they've changed their minds. Now, what they long for, is a home of their own, not a hotel in Vienna or Venice or Moscow.

But to their mother and father, a life of travel is exciting - all any child could want. How can the children make the grown-ups see sense?

Myra makes a plan - 'Operation Home' - and is determined to make it succeed.

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  • ISBN: 9780349010915
  • Publication date: 05 Jul 2018
  • Page count: 256
  • Imprint: Virago
Noel Streatfeild's position in the children's book world is unique. She is endlessly inventive, full of verve and real understanding of the surfaces of childhood — Times Literary Supplement
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