|Plot Summary of The Penny Whistle|
|"Maggie is a young girl with fiery red hair, and is a child full of love and compassion. When her teacher's flute gets stolen she takes up a collection to buy him a new one, but the teacher announces their are people in their community in desperate need of money and asks them to take a collection. After talking with her best friend Summer who is dying of a lung sickness and praying she decides that her teacher would want them to donate the money to the families in need. When she goes later to tell Summer the idea of throwing a party for their teacher they plan together to have a penny whistle made for him. Summer dies before the gift can be completed and Maggie's hearts broken but their teacher helps her through this, and in turn she helps him once again find the gift of music.
Michelle Kidwell, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Penny Whistle|
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Kids growing up/acting up?
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 11-14
Coping with loss of loved one(s)
- good friends
Age group of kid(s) in story:
- grade school
- a kid
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
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