Banjo of Destiny

Banjo of Destiny

eBook - 2011
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Nominee for the 2012 Silver Birch Express Award in the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Program.

Jeremiah Birnbaum is stinking rich. He lives in a house with nine bathrooms, a games room, an exercise room, an indoor pool, a hot tub, a movie theater, a bowling alley and a tennis court. His parents, a former hotdog vendor and window cleaner who made it big in dental floss, make sure Jeremiah goes to the very best private school, and that he takes lessons in all the things he will need to know how to do as an accomplished and impressive young man: etiquette lessons, ballroom dancing, watercolor painting. And, of course, classical piano.

Jeremiah complies, because he wants to please his parents. But one day, by chance, he hears the captivating strains of a different kind of music -- the strums, plucks and rhythms of a banjo. It is music that stirs something in Jeremiah's dutiful little soul, and he is suddenly obsessed. And when his parents forbid him to play one, he decides to learn anyway -- even if he has to make the instrument himself.

Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2011.
ISBN: 9781554981410
Characteristics: 1 online resource (127 p.) : ill.
Additional Contributors: Demirel, Selçuk


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May 10, 2012

This book so good

cowz Apr 25, 2012

HI i'm awesome! Banjo of destiny was a really good book.

Apr 18, 2012

I loved it....... It seamed like something a 10-12 year old would do if his or her parents wouldn't let them have a banjo!

Apr 03, 2012

A fairly simple story, but I think that was the point. Simply do what you want, people will have to like you for it.

However, it turns out that it's not that simple to build a banjo. Especially when your grandma won't let you use the cookie tin!

Mar 24, 2012

It was really good! That's right, parents, listen up - we can play the banjo if we want to!

Mar 16, 2012

I love how the girl supported the boy to build a cool banjo. I also like how the author wrote about banjos.I also have a friend saying that she hated this book because it is only about banjos.

Mar 03, 2012

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Feb 24, 2012

Banjo of destiny was very good and this book is about a boy named jerimiah and he wants a banjo o he asked his parents and his parents said no so h went next door and they saidyesthis is this the end of my comment

Feb 23, 2012

In this book the author is saying that you should always try to achieve your dreams and never give up. It was a pretty good book.

Feb 21, 2012

I really like this book because the boy built an AWESOME bango and played cool tunes.

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