Author(s): Dawn McMillan; Andrew Burdan
Carlos is surprised to find a shiny silver harmonica in a dusty old box in the attic. He secretly plays it in his room at night, and outside, amongst the tall grasses. Finally, taking it to his mother, he finds that it was once his Uncle Jack's, who, we learn, died in war. It is through the harmonica and the music they have shared that Carlos feels he has to know his uncle.