cover image Here's Hermione: A Rosy Cole Production

Here's Hermione: A Rosy Cole Production

Sheila Greenwald. Joy Street Books, $13.95 (94pp) ISBN 978-0-316-32715-2

Greenwald has written another pithy, animated Rosy Cole tale for middle readers. Eleven-year-old Hermione Wong wants to become a renowned rock cellist--if only she can find the right gimmick to propel her toward stardom. Best friend and self-appointed manager Rosy Cole tries to help, but Hermione has ideas of her own. Although she may not become a celebrity, Hermione realizes that her talent and love of music will always distinguish her. Readers will breeze through the story, enjoying the offbeat protagonists and their unique friendship. Through her light, entertaining text, Greenwald deftly addresses self-discovery and encourages readers to pursue an avocation of their own. Her expressive pen-and-ink drawings highlight the story's many humorous moments. Ages 8-12. (Sept.)