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The magic strings of Frankie Presto

Mitch Albom

The magic strings of Frankie Presto

by Mitch Albom

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  • 32 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History,
  • Popular music,
  • Magic,
  • Orphans,
  • Guitarists,
  • Refugees,
  • Fiction

  • About the Edition

    The voice of Music narrates the tale of its most beloved disciple, young Frankie Presto, a war orphan raised by a blind music teacher in a small Spanish town. At nine years old, Frankie is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings. But Frankie"s talent is touched by the gods, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the 20th century, from classical to jazz to rock and roll, with his stunning talent affecting numerous stars along the way, including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Carole King, Wynton Marsalis and even KISS. Frankie becomes a pop star himself. He makes records. He is adored. But his gift is also his burden, as he realizes, through his music, he can actually affect people"s futures -- with one string turning blue whenever a life is altered. At the height of his popularity, Frankie Presto vanishes. His legend grows. Only decades later, does he reappear -- just before his spectacular death -- to change one last life.

    Edition Notes

    StatementMitch Albom
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3601.L335 M34 2015b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination526 pages (large print)
    Number of Pages526
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27200262M
    ISBN 100062416863
    ISBN 109780062416865
    OCLC/WorldCa927142595

    The novel includes touches of magic as evidenced in the title and the use of "Music" as the narrator. It is perfectly paced, consistent in tone, and brimming with quotes that are fridge-magnet worthy. The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is an all-round lovely read. I highly recommend it. Frankie Presto Frankie is the main character of The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto. The novel follows Frankie's entire life from his birth to his funeral. Frankie Presto is a major heart-throb pop star during the s whose origins are a mystery.

    ‎At nine years old, Frankie Presto is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings. But Frankie's talent is unique, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the twentieth century, from classical to jazz to. At the height of his popularity, Frankie Presto vanishes. His legend grows. Only decades later, does he reappear—just before his spectacular death—to change one last life. With its Forest Gump-like romp through the music world, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making.4/5(K).

      Start it, stick with it, and you’ll find “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto” to be a book of note. About the book “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto” by Mitch Albom, ©, Harper. At nine years old, Frankie Presto a war orphan raised by a blind music teacher in a small Spanish town is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings. But Frankie’s talent is touched by the gods, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the 20th century.


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Part love story, part magical mystery, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is Mitch Albom at his finest, a Forrest Gump -like epic about one man's journey to discover what truly matters and the power of talent to change our lives/5(K).

'The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto' is an enchanting novel that will have readers lost in the story from the very first The magic strings of Frankie Presto book. I was hesitant to read this book at first - the description didn't sound like something I would be very interested in - but I have read other books by the author and always end up blown away by the end of each one/5.

Start it, stick with it, and you’ll find ’The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto to be a book of note.” (Yankton Daily Press) “As always, Albom’s novel has a larger message and The Magic Strings of Frankie Pesto resonates with a kind of cosmic connection.” (Miami New Times)/5(K).

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® “Talent is a piece of God’s shadow, and under that shadow, human stories intersect.” A Spanish war orphan born in a Our Stores Are OpenBook AnnexMembershipEducatorsGift CardsStores & EventsHelpPages: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is the story of fictional legendary musician Frankie Presto, entwining his life story with twentieth century music history.

Blessed by the Spirit of Music, Frankie is gifted with six magical strings on his guitar that have the power to save lives. With its Forrest Gump–like journey through the music world, The Magic Strings of Frankie Prestois a classic in the making.

A lifelong musician himself, Mitch Albom delivers an unforgettable story. “Everyone joins a band in this life,” he observes, be it through music, family, friends, or lovers. And those connections change the world.

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Mitch Albom’s novel, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, blends magical realism with historical fiction to create a genre-bending work that is accessible for a wide range of audiences; however, given the complex themes of love, loss, regret, and redemption, the novel is best suited for a young adult audience and older.

the magic strings of Frankie Presto draw you along on a heartfelt journey through the ups and downs of Frankie's life.

His miraculous guitar playing leaves the good and famous gasping and when his deeds affect lives his guitar strings turn blue/5(K). THE MAGIC STRINGS OF FRANKIE PRESTO by Mitch Albom ‧ RELEASE DATE: Nov.

10, At the funeral of guitar superstar Frankie Presto, who disappeared at the peak of his fame, the Spirit of Music looks back on his life from his birth in a church during the Spanish Civil War to his years as “the next Elvis Presley.”.

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The Book. The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is Mitch Albom’s latest novel. It surpasses the two hundred page limit to which his previous novels adhere, and it reels the reader into a more vastly-dimensional-sort-of-a universe than his previous books.

Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable fictional character - Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist ever to walk the Earth - in this magical novel about the bands we join in life and the power of talent to change our lives.

It's an epic story of the greatest guitar player ever to live and the six lives he changed with his magical blue strings. The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom is a novel about the fictional musician Frankie Presto and his amazing journey through music and life.

Frankies life story is told from the perspective of music, a fictional narrator. This is fitting, given that Frankie was one of the/5. Admittedly, that’s rather odd,but it works in “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto.” But “magic” isn’t merely part of the title here.

Author Mitch Albom spins a fantastical Forrest-Gump-ish story. With its Forest Gump -like romp through the music world, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making.

A lifelong musician himself, Mitch Albom delivers a remarkable novel, infused with the message that “everyone joins a band in this life” and those connections change us all. Perhaps it was due to the cold narration style, as the story was related by Music.

Whatever it was, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto just didn't sing for me. Perhaps it will be music for someone else's soul. Mitch Albom's website is The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom.

HarperCollins. Our Reading Guide for The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto includes Book Club Discussion Questions, Book Reviews, Plot Summary-Synopsis and Author Bio.

Discussion Questions - PLG_CONTENT_PAGEBREAK_PAGE_NUM - LitLovers. THE MAGIC STRINGS OF FRANKIE PRESTO, though, is undeniably its equal, dare I say its bigger, better brother. My advice: Snuggle down into a chair surrounded with everything you’ll want for several hours of breathtaking and heartbreaking escape, and bring a box of tissues.

Sink into this sad, tragic, magical and musical story. By Mitch Albom “In Mitch Albom’s epic new novel, the voice of Music narrates the tale of Frankie Presto, a Spanish war orphan raised by a blind music teacher.

At nine years old, Frankie is sent to America in the bottom of a boat, with an old guitar and six magical strings.Frankie’s” ― Mitch Albom, quote from The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto “I have said that music allows for quick creation. But it is nothing compared with what you humans can destroy in.

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