Beginners welcome / a novel by Cindy Baldwin.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Starting to emerge from her shell in the months after devastating losses, Annie Lee takes piano lessons from an elderly mall pianist before his disappearance forces her to break a promise to a new friend.
    • ISBN:
      9780062665898
      0062665898
    • Accession Number:
      on1101561082
      1101561082
    • Accession Number:
      fay.683252
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BALDWIN, C. Beginners welcome. First edition. [s. l.]: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2020. ISBN 9780062665898. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.683252. Acesso em: 4 jun. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Baldwin C. Beginners Welcome. First edition. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.683252. Accessed June 4, 2020.
    • APA:
      Baldwin, C. (2020). Beginners welcome (First edition.). Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Baldwin, Cindy. 2020. Beginners Welcome. First edition. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.683252.
    • Harvard:
      Baldwin, C. (2020) Beginners welcome. First edition. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.683252 (Accessed: 4 June 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Baldwin, C 2020, Beginners welcome, First edition., Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, viewed 4 June 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Baldwin, Cindy. Beginners Welcome. First edition., Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.683252.
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      Baldwin, Cindy. Beginners Welcome. First edition. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.683252.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Baldwin C. Beginners welcome [Internet]. First edition. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2020 [cited 2020 Jun 4]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.683252

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 December #1

On the heels of her father's sudden death, Annie Lee is struck both by his absence and the loss of his infectious love of music. Her situation is further complicated by having to move and start sixth grade at a new school, away from her two best friends. She finds respite at Brightleaf Mall, where she secretly begins taking piano lessons from an older gentleman named Ray. To Annie Lee, Ray's music is magical, and she believes the lessons will keep her father's memory alive. A new friendship with a girl at school, Mitch, also helps Annie Lee open up and find her feet. But when Ray goes missing, she knows she must try to find him, even if it means confessing her after-school lessons to her mother and abandoning her class presentation with Mitch. Genuine and hopeful, Annie Lee's story is one of finding courage in tough circumstances, of love and vulnerability, and of the power of music, despite one's imperfections. Give this to readers who need an extra dose of goodness. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 December #3

Sixth grader Annie Lee Fitzgerald has done her absolute best to become invisible in the 83 days following her music-loving father's unexpected death. After all, "invisible people couldn't be seen, and people who couldn't be seen couldn't be hurt." Despite her anxious mother's working long hours at Mary's Maids, the bereft family struggles to make ends meet. During afternoons alone, Annie Lee secretly steals away from "old and falling-down" neighborhood North Durham to Brightleaf Square, a bright mall in a former tobacco warehouse, where an elderly gentleman plays the piano for passersby. Drawn by his magical music, which sparks emotion-tinged colors that people can see "when they need them," Annie Lee forms a friendship with the pianist, Ray, and she begins piano lessons with him, hoping to win a cash prize. When she's again faced with losing someone she loves, Annie Lee must decide whether to shrug off her carefully constructed invisibility. Intermingling themes of grief and loss with moments of unexpected, joyful connection, Baldwin (Where the Watermelons Grow) depicts character growth with particular grace, especially Annie Lee's relationship with her mother, which shifts and evolves as the two navigate their new relationship without Annie Lee's father. Ages 8–12. Agent: Elizabeth Harding, Curtis Brown Ltd. (Feb.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.