Asian History Books for Children

The Red Piano

Red Piano

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During the Cultural Revolution in China when playing the piano is forbidden and artists and musicians are considered criminals, a young gifted pianist is separated from her family and sent to a "re-education" camp to work in the rice fields. Inspired by the life of concert pianist Xiao-Mei Zhu.
Kids love this outstanding book by Andre Leblanc. Written by Andre Leblanc and it was published sometime in 2010 by Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd. The children's book has 40 pages and it includes loads of colorfully illustrated pages. For more information on this children's book, click on our store link on this page.

Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd


MPN: FBA-|321222
ISBN: 0980607019
Author: Andre Leblanc

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. 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. During China's Cultural Revolution a young girl is taken from her household 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 particular night, she is caught.



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