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The Red Piano
Author: Andre Leblanc

ISBN: 9780980607017
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 1 July 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 30.0 x 22.5 x 80.5
A beautiful and extraordinary account of international concert pianist Zhu Xiao-Mei's hardships and triumphs while growing up during China's Cultural Revolution

Stirring and inspiring, this picture book relates the story of a gifted young girl's passion for the piano in a time of historic turmoil. During China's Cultural Revolution a young girl is taken from her family and sent to a far-off labor camp. Forbidden to play the piano, she nevertheless finds a way of smuggling handwritten music into the camp and sneaking away at night to practice a piano in a secret location-until, one night, she is caught. Inspired by the amazing true story of international concert pianist Zhu Xiao-Mei, this acclaimed picture book poetically relates an astonishing story of perseverance set against a cataclysmic period of history.

About The Author

A chance meeting with the celebrated international concert pianist Zhu Xiao-Mei inspired André Leblanc to tell this story of her childhood in China. Barroux was a press illustrator for Forbes magazine, ...

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