We’re delighted to announce that the Reading for Social Peace Project is now up and running.
‘The Red Piano’ going down well with schools and libraries
Red Piano ‘a solemn and beautiful presentation’: Lift Bridge Books
‘It’s hard not to be moved by this biography of Zhu Xiao-Mei, the young pianist who plays for the love of music in a hostile situation.’
Across Australia, school kids are gearing up for the last weeks of the various state Reading Challenges.
The keenly-awaited reprint of ‘The Red Piano’ has arrived in the warehouse.
‘The Red Piano’ has been chosen for this year’s Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Drama exam.
‘Dazzling collage, pencil and paint illustrations from Barroux create a beautiful chiaroscuro of tension and release.’ – Kirkus Reviews previews US release of The Red Piano
‘Picture books such as “The Red Piano” are a wonderful way to introduce inquiring younger readers to different events in world history.’
‘This beautiful and inspiring book chronicles the experiences of a young girl growing up during China’s Cultural Revolution.’ – Victorian Dept of Education
It’s great to see ‘The Red Piano’ on the list of new books recommended for this year’s South Australian Premier’s Reading Challenge. It’s also one of the new books on the New South Wales Premier’s Reading Challenge’s booklist for 2010.
ReadPlus’ reviewer finds The Red Piano ‘stunning’ and ‘wonderful’.
‘The Red Piano’ has been named as one of the New Zealand Listener’s Top 50 Children’s Book of 2009
‘Overall, a book to evoke a strong emotion. Highly recommended.’ says Reading Time, the official journal of the Children’s Book Council of Australia
“This superb book is the inspiring story of a gifted young girl’s indomitable spirit and passion for the piano in a time of historic turmoil.”- Kidslife
‘The Red Piano’ will be featured Foxtel’s arts and culture-focused Ovation Channel this Sunday at 8.30pm.
Book lovers all over Australia are receiving copies of the Summer Reading Guide. This year, we’re delighted to see our title ‘The Red Piano’ is in it.
John McIntyre of the Children’s Bookshop in Wellington reviewed ‘The Red Piano’ on Radio New Zealand’s ‘Nine to Noon with Kathryn Ryan’ show today.
Another rave review for The Red Piano, this time from one of Victoria’s leading regional papers, the Bendigo Advertiser.
An interview with the author of ‘The Red Piano’, Canadian André Leblanc. It forms part of extensive teacher’s notes for the book that can be downloaded free from the Wilkins Farago website.
‘The Cultural Revolution may seem a grim subject for a children’s book, but André Leblanc’s The Red Piano … unfolds with the simplicity of a parable.’
‘I really love books with strong female characters and believe that it is so important that children are exposed to these sorts of stories about people, especially children, who follow their dreams and stand up for what they believe.’