The Banjo Player by Elizabeth Starr Hill

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Orphan Jonathan Dale is torn between the security of his new family and his desire to be in the spotlight in the city of New Orleans. By the author of Broadway Chances.

About Elizabeth Starr Hill

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Elizabeth Starr Hill lives in Winter Park, Florida. Lesley Liu lives in Taipei, Taiwan.
Published August 1, 1993 by Viking Juvenile. 208 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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In a prequel to Street Dancers and Broadway Chances, Hill goes back to Clement Dale's grandfather, Jonathan, on a journey from New York to New Orleans and beyond.

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A prequel to Broadway Chances and The Street Dancers , which focused on Clement Dale, the patriarch of a show business family, this uneven novel begins in 1887 and focuses on 12-year-old Jonathan, eventually Clement's plucky grandfather.

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