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Duet



by
Elise Broach
illustrated by
Ziyue Chen

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Hachette Book Group
Imprint
Christy Ottaviano Books
ISBN
9780316311359
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A musically gifted bird, a piano-playing boy, and a real-life mystery involving three artistic geniuses.

Welcome to the world of Mirabelle, a young goldfinch who loves to sing and dreams of becoming a musical star. She lives with her family in the backyard of a piano teacher, and she is quickly intrigued by Mr. Starek's newest pupil. Michael Jin is an eleven-year-old keyboard sensation, but lesson after lesson, he refuses to play. With the prestigious Chopin Festival looming at summer’s end, how will he be ready in time? Mirabelle is responsible for Michael’s breakthrough—to her own astonishment, she sings the Chopin piece he is beginning to play at the piano. It is their first duet.

Thus begins a secret adventure that will take Mirabelle and Michael further than they ever imagined—in music, in friendship, and in solving the mystery of a lost piano that could be worth millions.  A house full of treasures holds the clues. There, Mirabelle, Michael, and their friend Emily will make an important discovery that links the great composer Frederic Chopin, the trailblazing author George Sand, and the French Romantic painter Eugene Delacroix.

A fast-paced, history-rich mystery will have young readers hooked as they root for boy and bird in this beautifully told novel, full of emotion and suspense.

Author’s note. Black-and-white illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

304

Trim Size

7 3/4" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

4.5: points 8

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jul 2022

Book Genres

Mystery

Topics

Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849). Goldfinches. Birdsongs. Music. Piano. Human-animal relationships. Performing arts. Musical competitions. Friendship. Point of view. 

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