The magic strings of Frankie Presto
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Published:
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015].
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
496 pages ; 20 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 4.8 - AR Pts: 13
Status:
Glencliff High - Teen Fiction
F ALB
Hillsboro High - Teen Fiction
F ALB
Overton High - Teen Fiction
F ALB
Description

Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable character--Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist ever to walk the earth--in this magical novel about the power of talent to change our lives.

In Mitch Albom's epic new novel, the voice of Music narrates the tale of its most beloved disciple, Frankie Presto, a Spanish war orphan raised by a blind music teacher. At nine years old, Frankie is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six magical strings.

But Frankie's talent is touched by the gods, and it weaves him through the musical landscape of the twentieth century, from classical to jazz to rock and roll. Along the way, Frankie influences many artists: he translates for Django Reinhardt, advises Little Richard, backs up Elvis Presley, and counsels Hank Williams.

Frankie elevates to a rock star himself, yet his gift becomes his burden, as he realizes that he can actually affect people's futures: his guitar strings turn blue whenever a life is altered. Overwhelmed by life, loss, and this power, he disappears for years, only to reemerge in a spectacular and mysterious farewell.

With its Forrest Gump--like journey through the music world, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making. A lifelong musician himself, Mitch Albom delivers an unforgettable story. "Everyone joins a band in this life," he observes, be it through music, family, friends, or lovers. And those connections change the world.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780062294418, 0062294415
Reading Level:
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Level 4.8, 13 Points

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An epic story of the greatest guitar player to ever live, and the six lives he changed with his magical blue strings.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Albom, M. (2015). The magic strings of Frankie Presto. First edition. New York: 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.

MLA Citation (style guide)

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

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