Cassandra Live at Carnegie Hall by Nancy J. Hopper

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Popular novelist Nancy Hopper brings all her humor and storytelling gifts to this lively story set in New York City in 1944. Thirteen-year-old Cassandra Lord is horrified to learn that her family is moving from their cozy Connecticut home to New York. Her father is a band leader, and to save money they'll live in his rehearsal studioin Carnegie Hall! While a friendship with cute neighbor Tony Ferrante is definitely a plus, living over the famous concert hall has its ups and downs. This warm and funny novel evokes teenage life during World War II as it explores issues of growing up and finding out where you belong.

About Nancy J. Hopper

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Nancy J. Hopper is the author of I Was a Fifth-Grade Zebra (Dial and Puffin).
Published June 1, 1998 by Dial. 160 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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An entertaining (and true, according to an author’s note) story of a family that lives at Carnegie Hall in 1944, with the fighting of WWII far away.

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Credibly adopting a 13-year-old's voice, Hopper (I Was a Fifth-Grade Zebra) describes how Cassandra lives in a cramped, stuffy studio in Carnegie Hall, posing as her father's cousin from Wisconsin (so as not to tarnish his professional image as a handsome bachelor) and desperately missing her fri...

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