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  • Published: 10 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9780823446063
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $32.99

Lucy McGee, Star on TV




A chance to be on TV brings out the worst in fourth grader Lucy McGee--and now her friends want her out of the Songwriting Club!

Lucy McGee and Phillip Lee are invited to perform a song on their school's morning show--this is their big break! First, they agree to keep it a secret from spotlight-stealing classmate Scarlett Tandy.

But what about the other members of the Songwriting Club? Lucy forgets to tell them, setting off a chain of hurt feelings, a disastrous secret party, a runaway brother, and much more. The loveable but impulsive Lucy will have to write a lot of apology letters before everything can go back to normal.

The delightful Lucy McGee series features a diverse cast of fourth and fifth grade characters who all love to sing and play the ukulele in the Songwriting Club; funny and sweet illustrations on every page; and song lyrics for aspiring musicians to try out on their own. Called "Ramona-esque" by the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Lucy McGee is sure to be a reader favorite.

  • Published: 10 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9780823446063
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Mary Amato

Mary Amato is the author of many acclaimed books for children including Invisible Lines, which was nominated for the California Young Readers Medal and was selected for the Missouri Truman Awards Master List. Of that book, The Washington Post states, “you may come to learn . . . an important lesson about what really matters in life. But amid all that learning of important lessons, there will be a good bit of giggling, too.”

A prolific songwriter, Mary sings, plays the guitar, and teaches songwriting. She also performs in the Washington, DC, area. Guitar Notes is her first novel for young adult readers.

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