Music over Manhattan by Mark Karlins

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Parents and children alike will love this irresistible story about finding one's own special talent.

Bernie has lived his entire life in the shadow of his cousin Herbert.  But after Bernie's eccentric Uncle Louis teaches him to play the trumpet, he no longer has to play second fiddle to his cousin.  All of a sudden, "Background Bernie" is a big hit!  And when he plays his favorite song, "Moonlight Over Manhattan," at a family wedding, Bernie's magic can't be ignored.

About Mark Karlins

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Karlins is the author of three of books. Jack E. Davis was senior art director with a a large ad agency before becoming a children's book illustrator. Among the books he has illustrated are "Bedhead" by Margi Palatini, "Metro Cat" by Marsha Diane Arnold, "Music Over Manhattan" by Mark Karlins, and the ongoing series The Zack Files by Dan Greenburg. He lives in Port Townsend, Washington, and has three sons and two cats.
Published August 10, 1998 by Doubleday Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Eclipsed by his perfect cousin Herbert, Bernie languishes at family gatherings until Uncle Louie takes him under his wing, offering trumpet lessons.

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Bernie learns to play the trumpet so well that he saves the day at a family wedding.

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