As the daughter of global music superstars, Melody Trumpet was supposed to be extraordinary - a melodic genius to carry on the Trumpet legacy.
But, as was discovered when Melody screamed her first out-of-tune note as a baby, this wasn't to be.
Ten years on, Melody is still kept away from the world in Trumpet Manor.
If only secrets could stay hidden ...
For Melody Trumpet, it's about finding the extraordinary in ordinary!
About the Author
Gabrielle Tozer is an award-winning and internationally published author and freelance writer based in Sydney, Australia. She has published five books, including the young adult novels Remind Me How This Ends, which was on the Children's Book Council of Australia's 2018 Notable list and longlisted for the State Library of Victoria's 2018 Gold Inky Award, Faking It and The Intern, which won the 2015 Gold Inky Award.
Her first picture book, Peas and Quiet (illustrated by Sue deGennaro), was published in 2017, as was her YA contemporary short story ‘The Feeling From Over Here' (featured in Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology, the Book of the Year for Older Children at the 2018 ABIA Awards). In 2019 she will be releasing her first children's novel, Melody Trumpet, and she is currently working on another young adult novel. (Yes, that's why she still hasn't brushed her hair.)
"Sassy and fun, Melody Trumpet is filled with friendship, heart and humour."
Deb Abela, award-winning author of The Most Marvellous Spelling Bee Mystery
"This is a fun, well-written story about finding your voice for readers aged seven to 10 years old."
Books+Publishing, four stars