Ten-year-old Julia Gillian's best friend is keeping secrets, their beloved lunch lady was replaced by a tyrant, and trumpet lessons prove difficult, making it hard for her to follow the music teacher's advice to "look for the joy."
How now brown cows? -- Meet the Dumpling Man -- The confiscation of cookies -- Time to bisit Enzo -- The trail of silence -- Song of My Soul -- And now I will play the trumpet -- Knock. Knock. Knock -- The sound of nothing -- The Reign of Terror -- The snortlike laugh -- Dog park, ho! -- Help me, Vince -- With her trumpet in her lap -- The intersection of fear -- The end of her rope -- The lunches of Bonwit's past -- Trumpet up -- Maybe he should try an Oreo -- Do I smell cookies? -- You are My Sunshine -- Faces of positivity -- .