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Near New - Minor Shelfwear/edge bumps. No writing or damage noticed; 0.8 x 8.1 x 5.7 Inches; 32 pages; Mariangela longs to play the piano; but when her Italian immigrant family arranges for accordion lessons instead, she can_t contain her disappointment. Who wants to be strapped to such a heavy, ugly old thing? But before she knows it, a mortified Mariangela is dragging the old accordion in a red wagon through the streets of Vancouver to her lessons. Try as she might, Mariangela can_t get the accordion to sing for her. Even her accordion teacher, whose two missing fingers and handsome looks fascinate her, cannot find a way to inspire his pupil. But he can tell stories, and through his own sometimes harrowing experiences, Mariangela gradually comes to understand both her family_s determination to start life in a new country and her own capacity to persevere.