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The Rising Star of Rusty Nail

(2007)
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Franny Hansen is a 10-year-old piano prodigy living in Rusty Nail, Minnesota. Once the Coot Capitol of the world, in 1953 it's just a run-of-the-mill town with one traffic light and a bizarre cast of characters. She's long exhausted the talents of the town's only piano teacher and seems destined to perform at church events and school assemblies, until a mysterious Russian woman arrives in Rusty Nail. Franny's neighbors are convinced the "Commie" is a threat to their American way of life, but Franny's not so sure. Could this stranger be her ticket out of Rusty Nail?

Lesley M. M. Blume returns with the poignant and laugh-out-loud funny story of one girl's attempt to pursue the American dream in small town America.

'Blume has skillfully combined humor, history, and music to create an enjoyable novel that builds to a surprising crescendo.' - School Library Journal

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Used availability for Lesley M M Blume's The Rising Star of Rusty Nail

Hardback Editions

June 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Rising Star of Rusty Nail
Author(s): Lesley M M Blume
ISBN: 0-375-83524-5 / 978-0-375-83524-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2007 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Rising Star of Rusty Nail
Author(s): Lesley M M Blume
ISBN: 0-375-93524-X / 978-0-375-93524-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

June 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Rising Star of Rusty Nail
Author(s): Lesley M M Blume
ISBN: 0-440-42111-X / 978-0-440-42111-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yearling
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Rising Star of Rusty Nail
Author(s): Lesley M M Blume
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA