The Gorillas of Gill Park by Amy Gordon

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While spending the summer before seventh grade with his aunt, Willy Wilson finds his first friends ever in the colorful characters who all love the neighborhood park owned by an eccentric old man.
 

About Amy Gordon

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Amy Gordon has written other books, including a young adult novel, "When JFK Was My Father." In a starred review, The Horn Book said that it was "peopled with interesting characters, who are vividly revealed," and Booklist praised the "vivid, defining style." She teaches drama to children in Massachusetts.
 
Published March 1, 2003 by Holiday House. 256 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Willy believes that the owner’s music, amplified throughout the park, gives the space a special energy that turns the shy and uncoordinated seventh-grader into a baseball player, improves his violin playing, and allows him to befriend many unusual people who live around the park, including Mr. Pe...

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She explains that the park's mysterious owner, Otto Pettingill, a talented musician, plays various instruments and amplifies the music via speakers in the park's trees.

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