Amanda on the Danube

Amanda on the Danube : The Sounds of Music

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Ages 9 to 12 years. Twelve year old Amanda Ross finds herself on an elegant riverboat with her bestie, Leah, cruising down the beautiful Danube, passing medieval castles, luscious green valleys and charming villages. When she is entrusted with a valuable violin by a young, homeless musician during a stop in Germany, a mean boy immediately attempts to take it from her. Back on their cruise, Amanda struggles to keep the precious violin safe for the poor prodigy. Along the way, she encounters a mysterious monk, a Santa Claus look-alike, and the same nasty boy. Follow Amanda down the Danube, through Germany, Austria and Hungary, as she enjoys the enchanting sounds of music everywhere she goes. She remains on the lookout though, wondering just who she can trust.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 125 x 205 x 10.16mm | 134g
  • Central Avenue Publishing
  • BC, Canada
  • English
  • 1771681020
  • 9781771681025
  • 1,651,066

About Darlene Foster

Darlene Foster dreamt of writing, travelling the world, and meeting interesting people. She also believes everyone is capable of making their dreams come true. It s no surprise that she s now the award-winning author of a children's adventure series about a travelling twelve-year-old girl. A world traveller herself, Darlene spends her time in Vancouver, Canada and Orihuela Costa, in Spain."
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This was one of the best Children s adventure books I ve read in a while. Evie Carter (Amanda in Alberta) Amanda in Spain is a book for the young and the young-at-heart. Vivid descriptions of the country and its customs, humorous details, and enough tension that keeps you turning the page, make this a very enjoyable reading. Christa Polkinhorn Clever, straight-forward writing, well thought out characterizations and the engaging Amanda Ross will keep you interested and wanting more adventures with her. Ellen Ekstrom (Amanda in England) I love how Ms. Foster puts the reader right in the action and kids get to learn about the exciting places Amanda goes. The action and mystery in the book makes it a fun read for kids! Eric, This Kid Reviews Books (Amanda in Alberta) Tweens will love joining in the adventures and learning about the different countries in each of the Amanda books in this series. Action packed, fun read. I look forward to another one in this series. D.M.Tulloch Amanda in England: The Missing Novel is a delightful romp through modern-day London. I highly recommend it for readers in late elementary school or for anyone who loves solving playful mysteries that do not reveal their secrets easily. Long and Short Reviews I loved Amanda in Arabia very much because it is a really nice book. My favourite character in the book was Amanda because she is brave, curious, adventurous and nice. Rachel, elementary school student. I really like your books because they are full of mystery and adventure. I feel curious and mystified when I read your books. Roy, elementary school student I really like Amanda in Arabia The Perfume Flask. I enjoyed this book a lot because I learned tons of amazing, wacky but true facts about Arabia. My favourite character is Amanda. I like her because Amanda is brave and adventurous. This novel is easy and hooks the reader. It gets more exciting each chapter. Angela, elementary school student" "This book is a shining example of great, well-written, age-appropriate middle-grade books! Ms. Foster has something great going on with this series, and I cannot wait to read the next book and see where Amanda goes next!" Erik Wiebel," "A mysterious travel adventure with a brave, inquisitive, compassionate heroine. This is a fast-paced, fun read! Amanda will take you on a wonderful, visual, descriptive adventure." PJ Sarah Collins, author, Sam & Nate and Elena Collins" "The intrepid Amanda and her friend Leah are off on another lively adventure. Readers may even learn a bit of fascinating European history and geography along the way. A recommended read for 10 to 14 year olds." Norma Charles, author, Last Chance Island" "A mysterious violin case, two boys and other intriguing characters among ancient castles make this a page turning adventure for young readers. Margriet Ruurs, author, My Librarian is a Camel" Young readers will have great fun travelling alongside Amanda Ross in this fast-paced mystery that will keep readers guessing until the very last chapter. Jan L. Coates, author, A Hair in the Elephant's Trunk" "A charming and fast-paced story that will delight its young audience as Amanda and Leah travel along the historic Danube River to deliver a very unique and mysterious violin." Suzanne de Montigny, Award-winnning author, Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy"
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14 ratings
4.21 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (5)
3 7% (1)
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