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Lord of the Mountain
Lord of the Mountain

Lord of the Mountain

9-12

JUVENILE FICTION

296 Pages, 5.5 x 8

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, Mobipocket

Cloth, $16.99 (US $16.99) (CA $22.99)

Publication Date: September 2018

ISBN 9780807547519

Rights: WOR

Albert Whitman & Company (Sep 2018)

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Overview

A lyrical coming-of-age story set during the birth of country music

Nate's family has a secret, and it's wrapped up in a song. The problem is, his preacher father hates music, and when he catches Nate hanging around downtown Bristol with musicians like Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family, he comes down hard on him. So Nate sets out in search of himself and the song he thinks will heal his family. Set during the "big bang" of country music in the late 1920s, Nate's journey of self-discovery parallels that of a region finding its voice for the first time.

Reviews

"The real history melds seamlessly with Nate's family story, and the emotions ring true through the hopeful but bittersweet end. A solid, worthwhile read." —Kirkus Reviews

STARRED REVIEW! "Beautiful and intelligent historical fiction in the vein of Christopher Paul Curtis, Vince Vawter, and Mildred D. Taylor. A must-have for school and public library collections." —School Library Journal

"Lord of the Mountain pleases like an old-time melody, a lyrical adventure with surprises and meaning at every turn." —Andrew Maraniss, author of Strong Inside

Author Biography

Ronald Kidd is the author of 13 novels for young readers, including the highly acclaimed Night on Fire and Monkey Town: The Summer of the Scopes Trial. His novels of adventure, comedy, and mystery have received the Children's Choice Award, an Edgar Award nomination, and honors from the American Library Association, the International Reading Association, the Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library. He is a two-time O'Neill playwright who lives in Nashville, Tennessee.