Wishin’ and Hopin’

From Rebecca Segers
author: Lamb, Wally
 Wishin’ and Hopin’
It’s 1964 and Felix Funicello is in 5th grade.  His family has three reasons to be famous in their small town in Connecticut.  His mother is a finalist in the Pillsbury Bake-off – she’s be on TV with Art Linkletter and Ronald Reagan.  His Junior Midshipmen Troop is going to be on TV, too – the Ranger Andy show in Hartford.  Plus the capper is that his very own cousin is the famous Annette Funicello.  The story is a slice of life adventure from the beginning of school to the Christmas show at his parochial school, told in the voice of an 11-year-old boy from a more innocent time.  This nostalgic read is light, entertaining and leaves the reader with a song and a smile.

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