Charlie Flowers & the Melody Gardens

By: Howard, Fred

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[spine slightly turned, bottom corners bumped, mild soiling top edge; jacket rubbed, some surface-scratching, mild edgewear]. "This light, swift-moving novel, set in Chicago between the wars, is funny,bitter, deadpan, whimsical, and tragic in turn. We first meet Charlie at the age of three, playing the part of a monkey in The Three Flowers, his parents' vaudeville act. The death of his mother and the defection of his father leave him to the none too tender mercies of his grandmother, whose boardinghouse overlooks the Melody Gardens, an outdoor music hall. The magical spirit of the Melody Gardens, glimpsed in secret from the attic window of the boardinghouse, propels Charlie through a difficult growing up..."

Title: Charlie Flowers & the Melody Gardens

Author: Howard, Fred

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj design) Betty Binns

Categories: Fiction: Popular,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Liveright: (c.1972)

ISBN Number: 0-87140-555-5

ISBN Number 13: 9780871405555

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj

Seller ID: 3014

Keywords: Chicago Great Depression Twenties Vaudeville Music Hall