The Dulcimer Boy

By: Seidler, Tor [author]; Selznick, Brian [illustrator]

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Book Condition: Very Good


Very Good Condition: Unmarked, clean pages. Black marker line across bottom outer pages, all other outer soil minimal. Tight binding. Cover shows minimal storage and handling wear, very minor visible wear to dustjacket. Hardcover book with dustjacket copy of The Dulcimer Boy by Tor Seidler. Illustrations by Brian Selznick. Publisher description: Twin brothers are abandoned on their uncle's doorstep in early twentieth century New England with nothing but a silver stringed dulcimer. Accelerated Reader AR 5.4. Laura Geringer Books. New York, Harper Collins, 2003. 153 pages. 6-5/8 x 8-1/2 inches, 22 cm. List price 15.99.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!


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William has the brown hair
and Jules the gold.
They are ten months old.
This dulcimer is all their
father has to give them.

A weathered stranger delivers an old wicker chest to the Carbuncles' doorstep. In it they find two sleeping baby boys and a beautiful silver-stringed instrument. For the sake of appearing charitable to their neighbors, the Carbuncles take the boys in, but William and Jules are consigned to the chilly attic, and the dulcimer is locked away -- until William is old enough to play it, whereupon he discovers a natural musical talent that leads him on a bittersweet journey to self-discovery.

Featuring luminous illustrations by Caldecott Honor artist Brian Selznick, this haunting tale by National Book Award finalist Tor Seidler has a transcendent lyricism that soars as gracefully as William's mysterious music.

Title: The Dulcimer Boy

Author/Composer: Seidler, Tor [author]; Selznick, Brian [illustrator]

Categories: 8 to 12 Years,

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2003-06-01

ISBN Number: 0066236096

ISBN Number 13: 9780066236094

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 012348

Keywords: Juvenile Literature Fiction, 0066236096, 9780066236094, Tor Seidler, Brian Selznick, Orphans Fiction, Brothers and Sisters Fiction, Dulcimer, Fiction, Childrens Stories England,