The Red Piano by Andre Leblanc


The Red Piano by Andre Leblanc

This stirring and beautiful picture book relates the moving and inspiring story of a gifted young girl's passion for the piano in a time of historic turmoil. During China's Cultural Revolution (1966 - 1976), a young girl is taken from her family and sent to a far-off labour camp. Forbidden to play the piano, she nevertheless finds a way of smuggling hand-written music into the camp and sneaking away at night to practice a piano in a secret location. Then, one night, she is caught...Inspired by the amazing true story of the international concert pianist Zhu Xiao-Mei, Andre Leblanc and Barroux's acclaimed picture book from France poetically relates an extraordinary story of perseverance set against a cataclysmic period of history which is, to this day, still shrouded in mystery.


A must for any child's bookshelf.

About the Author

A chance meeting with the celebrated international concert pianist Zhu Xiao-Mei inspired Andre Leblanc to tell this story of her childhood in China. Barroux was a press illustrator for Forbes magazine, New York Times, and Washington Post. He is also the illustrator of numerous children's books, including the Emily and Alex series, Mr. Katapat's Incredible Adventures, My Goldfish, and Where's Mary's Hat?

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40 pages
Interest Age: From 5


Andre Leblanc
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Publication date

1st July 2011



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