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Ballad of a Broken Nose, by Arne Svingen, translated by Kari Dickson (book review)
His earbuds are filled with opera,His neighbors are druggies and the jobless,Just like any middle-school boy, right? Bart does love his mum and is sure that someday she’ll be able to keep a job so they can move out of their slum apartment… not so sure about keeping away from the bullies at school. What advice would you give Bart as he searches for his long-gone dad? **kmm Book info: The Ballad of a Broken Nose, by Arne Svingen, translated by Kari Dickson / Margaret K. McElderry Books, hardcover 2016, paperback 2017. [publisher site] Review copy and cover image courtesy of the publisher. My book talk: Maybe 13-year-old Bart’s opera singing …