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Second Fiddle

Second Fiddle

Or How to Tell a Blackbird from a Sausage

Siobhan Parkinson

Roaring Brook Press

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Aspiring writer Mags Clarke has just moved with her mother to a new area after the death of her father. Because her feet are usually firmly planted on the ground, Mags is cautious about befriending Gillian, whom she enchantingly finds playing the violin high up in the trees near her house. But the two get acquainted and embark on Project Manhunt: a plan to find Gillian's absent father, the only one who can send Gillian to an audition for a prestigious music school. Their strategies differ, making the road to true friendship a bumpy one. Second Fiddle is a thoughtfully crafted portrait of family and an unlikely friendship forged around a noble goal.

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Praise for Second Fiddle

"Mags is a lively narrator, secondary characters are well drawn, and the novel deals gently with friendship and sensitive family issues."—Booklist

"Readers will quickly warm to this winning heroine and the quirky characters who surround her."—Publishers Weekly

"An often-touching exploration of the variant ties between friends, and in families."—Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Siobhan Parkinson

Siobhan Parkinson is the author of 11 previous novels, including Something Invisible, published by Roaring Brook Press, and Sisters...No Way!, winner of the Bisto Book of the Year Award, Ireland's prestigious award for children's literature. She lives in Dublin with her husband and son.

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