Things are not going well in the depression-era town of Castle Gate. Mr. Ribaldi, a mysterious rich man with a disfigured face and an abrasive personality, has just bought and moved into a long-vacant mansion. Bonnie, an adolescent girl who loves to sing, ends up working for Ribaldi so that her family can stay in their house. But Ribaldi is quite an accomplished musician himself, and he is soon giving Bonnie voice lessons. Meanwhile, local businesses are being shut down by foreclosures, and the townspeople suspect Ribaldi is responsible. Written by
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She's the only one who can break the spell.
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Did You Know?
Mr. Ribalidi's crest, a calligraphic R with a crown over it, can be seen many places: on Bonnie's music folder, the magic mirror, Ribaldi's porch bench where he and Porter talk, his record book (where he keeps track of who he gives checks to), and Ribaldi's iron fences. See more
When Papanikolas is hurrying towards the store, he shoves a woman out of the way, and we hear her say "Hey! Pardon me," but her lips don't move. See more
Oh Bonnie, did you hear about the state solo finals?
I haven't heard anything about it, when is it?
Oh I'm sorry, you weren't invited were you. You have to be one of the best, sorry.
Someday I'm going to teach that Kathleen a lesson of good manners.