• Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 2   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

Helene loves her family, but she doesn’t love the fact that her father is always so terribly loud. He never speaks normally. He always shouts. He’s nice, but a shouter. One day Helene has had enough, so she packs her belongings and her beloved trumpet and goes out into the world.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Language English
Publication Date 2011-08-01
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
ATOS Reading Level 2.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 149243
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork and Reviewed


School Library Journal

“Children will respond to Helena, a self-contained child who finds her own quiet way to respond to the noise around her.” —School Library Journal

Publishers Weekly

“Helena’s dilemma is one that might more commonly be found in books for older readers, making this gentle, measured treatment a noteworthy achievement.” —Publishers Weekly

Author: Moni Port

Illustrator: Philip Waechter