Beloved author and radio host Garrison Keillor now brings his storytelling talents to children with The Sandy Bottom Orchestra. Twelve-year-old Rachel has always known that her parents were a little eccentric, and now she fears that their weirdness is rubbing off on her. When Rachel is given an opportunity to play with the Dairyland Symphony Orchestra, she wonders if her music will be enough to sustain her through the long, lonely summer. It's a book that persons from 8 to ? should enjoy.