Aven Green

Aven Green Music Machine
Dusti Bowling, illustrated by Gina Perry

Hardback | Dec 2022 | Sterling Children's Books | 9781454942221 | 128pp | 190x139mm | GEN | AUD$19.99, NZD$22.99

Age range 6 to 9

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.

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?

'Realistic, affirming, and uplifting. ' — Kirkus Reviews 

'[D]elightful and fun.' — School Library Journal

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