The exotic, highly-charged world of an international piano competition.
Clara has been a talented pianist since her preschool days. This novel centers on a competition that will guarantee her a scholarship to the Julliard School of Music. At 17, Clara has been studying ballet for only four years, but knows that she thoroughly enjoys combining music with movement; she knows at the same time that she won’t become a professional dancer and doesn’t have the skill with dance that she has with the piano. Gilbert relates Clara’s story with wonderful respect for Clara’s intellect and growing understanding of herself.
- Ages: 14 - 17
- Grades: 9 - 12
- Pages: 192