Get Happy

By Mary Amato

A heartbreaking and heartwarming story about one girl and the family she’s given and the family she builds.

Minerva expected her sixteenth birthday to be just like every other birthday. The happy birthday breakfast, complete with balloons, even if it was a school day. The clueless gift from her mom — not the amazing ukulele she’s been begging for, but an ugly sweater. The singing of “Happy Birthday” and the mad dash to school. Yet everything is upended when a package arrives, a package from the father she’s never known, the father who wants to know her.

  • “Hits a deep, sweet resonating note.” — Kirkus Reviews
  • Listen to the songs from the book online!

About the author

Mary Amato is an awardwinning children’s book author and musician. A prolifi c songwriter, Mary sings, plays guitar and ukulele, and performs often in the Washington, DC, area. She also runs workshops on creative writing and songwriting for students and teachers around the country. Follow her on Twitter @maryamato and discover information about her books for younger readers at Check out the music videos of the songs from this novel, learn how to play the songs, and fi nd out more about writing your own songs at

ISBN: 9781512426274
Imprint: Carolrhoda Lab – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Dimensions: 140 x 210mm, 244pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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