The magic strings of Frankie Presto
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New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015].
Edition
First edition.
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496 pages ; 19 cm
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Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)  1 available
F ALBOM, M

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Book
Language
English
ISBN
9780062294418 (hbk.), 9780062294418, 0062294415
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Level 4.8, 13 Points

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In his most stunning novel yet, the voice of Music narrates the tale of its most beloved disciple, young Frankie Presto, a war orphan raised by a blind music teacher in a small Spanish town. At nine years old, Frankie is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings. But Frankies talent is touched by the gods, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the 20th century, from classical to jazz to rock and roll, with his stunning talent affecting numerous stars along the way, including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Carole King, Wynton Marsalis and even KISS. Frankie becomes a pop star himself. He makes records. He is adored. But his gift is also his burden, as he realizes, through his music, he can actually affect peoples futureswith one string turning blue whenever a life is altered. At the height of his popularity, Frankie Presto vanishes. His legend grows. Only decades later, does he reappearjust before his spectacular deathto change one last life. With its Forest Gump-like romp through the music world, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making. A lifelong musician himself, Mitch Albom delivers a remarkable novel, infused with the message that “everyone joins a band in this life” and those connections change us all.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Albom, M. (2015). The magic strings of Frankie Presto (First edition.). Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Albom, Mitch, 1958-. 2015. The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto. New York: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Albom, Mitch, 1958-. The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto New York: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2015.

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Albom, Mitch. The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto First edition., Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2015.

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