Blues Across the Bay
Eric Weiman is on his way to a famous music camp in San Francisco, a prize he won in a New Orleans guitar contest. He hopes hell find a teacher and mentor there. He expects the best summer of his life. But there will be complications whom he met when they both won the Quickfinger Guitar contest in New Orleans, hes never been so far from home. He hopes hell make friends and learn a lot about music. That will happen but not before a strange twist of fate causes Eric to call on reserves of courage he never knew he had as he visits the most fascinating places in this complex and beautiful city.
THIS IS THE BEST BOOK EVER CREATED!!, May 4, 2004
A Kid's Review
"Blues Across The Bay: Going to San Francisco" is about a kid named Eric and his friend, Lashley who go to Summer music camp in San Francisco. This book is the sequel to "Jammin' on the Avenue". And I thought that was good! There are several mentions of things San Francisco is famous for. Like, Eric and his group from camp, take a tour of Alcatraz. And Eric is involved in an earthquake. I read this book and I learned about San Francisco. After I read "Jammin' on the Avenue", I begged to go on a trip to New Orleans, now I'm going to have to convince my mom to go to San Francisco now also!! This is a good- no wait-great-no-TERRIFIC book. This is my favorite book. I can't wait to read "The Freedom Trail Mystery".
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Engaging story with great characters, July 13, 2003
Reviewer: "salt_creek_first_editions" (Illinois) - See all my reviewsI've been a fan of Whitney Stewart's biographies for some time, and now have thoroughly enjoyed both of her novels, this one and Jammin' on the Avenue. The books contain rich characterizations against city backdrops in this unique fiction/travel series. The books showcase cities [Blues Across the Bay - San Francisco; Jammin on the Avenue - New Orleans] through stories, with travel information included. Eric Weiman is a strong character--a good-hearted kid without being sappy. I especially appreciated the subtle relationship between Eric and his friend Lashley, who also appears in Jammin' on the Avenue, (the prequel to Blues Across the Bay.) These books will be special favorites to young guitar-playing readers, as in both books, Massachusetts' dwelling Eric is pursuing his dream to play guitar professionally at a contest [Jammin] and a summer guitar camp [Blues].