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The Midnight Mystery

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Rosie discovers that having nine fingers can be an asset as she faces the challenges of an upcoming piano recital and the absence of her father who has moved away to find a new job.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published July 1st 1991 by Scholastic (first published 1991)
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Katie Fitzgerald
Rosie Carpenter has a lot to worry about. Her father has moved away to work in a better job, but her mother refuses to leave the family home. Her piano recital is coming up, and she is stuck on one particularly tricky section of her piece, The Dance of the Dinosaurs, a problem which she attributes to the fact that she only has nine fingers. On top of these problems, she is also convinced a prowler has been visiting her house. Once she heard the door slam, and another time, she actually saw ...more
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This book covered many emotions: fear, jealousy, friendship, embarrassment, family stresses, dreams and school angst. Great book for such a short one. It should be a good one to keep a young person interested.
Aug 14, 2012 Degeorgetown rated it really liked it
This was one of the books that scared me the most as a kid. The cover alone made it so I didn't want to camp out in the backyard anymore! Part of the story is the main girl's (I think her name was Rosie) struggle with learning to play a piano piece with only nine fingers.

The mystery comes in when Rosie sees a figure sneaking around her yard at night. Someone also goes through her stuff...
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