Hayley has finally found her talent: playing ukulele like her great-great aunt Ruby, who traveled all over with her band, the Ragtime Rascals. She's so enthusiastic that she gets a ukulele band started at school with the new music teacher. Just as the band is getting popular, horrible news comes: the music program and the teacher are being cut. Hayley has a bold idea to help ensure that the school board members change their mind. If only it works. . . .
Children's Chapter book for ages 7-10.
About Judy Cox (Grants Pass, Oregon Author)
Judy Cox is the award-winning author of twenty-six books and more than thirty short stories for children.
Her books run the gamut from picture books including Don’t Be Silly, Mrs. Millie! and One is a Feast for Mouse, to humorous chapter books such as The Secret Chicken Society and middle-grade animal-fantasy-adventures like The Case of the Purloined Professor.
Judy’s books have been honored with many awards, including the Oregon Spirit Award, Nevada Young Readers Award, Children’s Choices, TIME magazine Best Children’s Books of 2005 and 2009, and the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe award. Her recent children’s book, Ukulele Hayley (Holiday House, 2013) is nominated for the Beverly Cleary Award.
Judy has a Master's degree in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University. She taught in Arizona, Oregon, and Idaho for nearly thirty years, finishing out her career as a reading specialist.
Judy currently lives in Grants Pass, Oregon with her husband where she plays ukulele and bass in several bands.