Jellybean by Tessa Duder
Read by Helen Jones
Jellybean is about Geraldine (Jellybean) whose mother plays in an orchestra and often has to drag Jellybean along to rehearsals. One day Jellybean meets a slightly mysterious man (Gerald) who seems to know quite a lot about her. As she talks to him she discovers a new ambition: to be a conductor. The chances of her ever conducting an orchestra seem as remote as the chances of discovering who her father is. But a performance of The Nutcracker changes everything. For ages 8 to 12.
Published by HarperCollins
Produced by Duncan Smith and engineered by William Saunders for Radio New Zealand.