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Lights, Camera, Amalee (Amalee)by Dar Williams
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From acclaimed singer-songwriter Dar Williams, the story of a girl trying to figure out her place in the world . . . and in her neighborhood.
When Amalee's grandmother dies, she inherits a very strange object: a huge champagne bottle filled with over a thousand dollars' worth of change. Amalee is told to spend the money on something important, so she decides to make a movie about endangered species. Soon there's as much going on behind the scenes as there is in front of the camera, as Amalee deals with a new friend, a very cute older boy, her wacky family friends, and a host of other challenges. She also discovers something she never expected to find — a link with her mother, who disappeared and died when she was very little.
After receiving an inheritance from her grandmother and instructed to do something special with the money, young Amalee decides to make a film about endangered animals in order to help their cause, yet during the process she learns a lot about herself, falls in love with a member of the crew, and discovers something special about her mother who passed away when she was just a little girl.
When Amalee's grandmother dies, she inherits a huge champagne bottle filled with more than a thousand dollars' worth of change. Amalee is told to spend the money on something important, so she decides to make a movie about endangered species in this follow-up to "Amalee."
About the Author
Dar Williams is one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters in America right now. Her albums include The Honesty Room, Mortal City, End of the Summer, The Green World, The Beauty of the Rain, and My Better Self.
Her first novel, Amalee, was published by Scholastic Press in 2004 and was a poignant, funny debut” by Booklist. The follow-up, Lights, Cameras, Amalee, is being published in June 2006.
Dar Williams lives in New York.
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