Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear by Lensey Namioka

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Recently arrived in Seattle from China, musically untalented Yingtao is faced with giving a violin performance to attract new students for his father when he would rather be working on friendships and playing baseball.
 

About Lensey Namioka

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LENSEY NAMIOKA is the author of several books for children and young adults, including Ties That Bind, Ties That Break; Mismatch; and Half and Half. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
 
Published May 1, 1992 by Joy St Books. 134 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Youngest of four in a musically gifted family, Yingtao is miserable because he's tone-deaf--a fact denied by his father, who obtusely persists in trying to teach him the violin.

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In the sequel to Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear, Yingmei hopes to win friends by adopting a classmate's kitten, even though she must keep the pet a secret from her traditional Chinese family.

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Newly transplanted to Seattle from his native China, nine-year-old Yingtao is a tone-deaf thorn among musical roses.

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