Cattail Moon by Jean Thesman
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Julia Foster and her mother can't seem to agree about anything, but Julia hopes for a calmer life when she moves to her grandmother's farm in the little Cascade Mountain town of Moon Valley. Perhaps now she will even find a way to pursue her longed-for music career.
 

About Jean Thesman

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Jean Thesman is a highly regarded author of a number of successfuil books on the Avon list, including Cattail Moon and The Ornament Tree. She lives in surburban Seattle, Washington, with her husband Bob and four dogs.
 
Published April 25, 1994 by Houghton Mifflin. 197 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Thesman interweaves the gradual revelation of Christine's story with Julia's camaraderie with classmates whose contrasting traits help her understand her own, make choices, and finally stand up to her mother.

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Exhausted and depressed by her socialite mother's efforts to thwart her musical ambitions, talented pianist and singer Julia leaves Seattle to spend her sophomore year of high school with her father and grandmother in rural Moon Valley.

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PW praised Thesman's ``exuberant sense of humor and keen ear for dialogue'' in this supernatural tale of a musically inclined girl's growing identification with a long-dead musician/novelist.

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