Aven Green Music Machine

By Dusti Bowling (Author), Gina Perry (Illustrator)


Format Hardcover



Aven Green Music Machine

by Dusti Bowling, Gina Perry
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Aven Green, the remarkable heroine of Dusti Bowling's Life of a Cactus series, marches to her own beat in this hilarious, upbeat, and unforgettable chapter book.

“Realistic, affirming, and uplifting. "—Kirkus Reviews

Third-grader Aven Green is a real professional musician! She just needs to choose what instrument to play. When she decides to try the piano, Aven is disappointed when she can't master Mozart in one whole day. To pick up Aven's beat, her parents take her for a four-hour drive to see someone just like her play the guitar. With new inspiration and a special gift from her great-grandma, Aven is ready to take on the school talent show. Will she be ready in time? Or will she blow her big chance?
“As Aven’s appealing self-confidence alternates with frustration, Bowling simultaneously acknowledges setbacks and reassures readers that discouraging feelings don’t last forever.... Straightforward dialogue explores such concepts as patience, persistence, and tact.... Realistic, affirming, and uplifting.” — Kirkus Reviews

“[D]elightful and fun.” — School Library Journal

“Another winning installment in a hilarious and heartfelt series.” — Booklist

"[A]dorable." —Daily Mom

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Dusti Bowling grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona, where, as her family will tell you, she always had her nose in a book. Dusti holds a bachelor's of psychology and a master's of education, but she eventually realized that her true passion was writing. She lives in Arizona with her husband, three daughters, one bobcat, a pack of coyotes, a couple of chuckwallas, several rattlesnakes, and a few herds of javelina. Dusti can be found on Twitter (@Dusti_Bowling) and Instagram (@dustibowling).

Gina Perry graduated from Syracuse University, worked as a compositor in animation, then an art director for a stationery manufacturer, before discovering her true passion—writing and illustrating children’s books. She lives with her family in New Hampshire.

Pub Date: 8/23/2022

ISBN: 9781454942221

Price: $12.99 / $16.99 CAN

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 128 pages

Trim: 5.5 x 7.5 x 0 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Chapter Book Fiction

Age Range: 6 to 8

Publisher: Union Square Kids

Series: Aven Green