Song of Middle C

By Alison Mcghee; Scott Menchin (Illustrator)
(Candlewick, Hardcover, 9780763630133, 32pp.)

Publication Date: May 12, 2009

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From the duo of Alison McGhee and Scott Menchin comes a hilarious
tale of a first recital — and a charming ode to chutzpah and creative flair.

Practice makes perfect. And for a little girl facing her first recital of "Dance of the Wood Elves," so do artistry, imagination (those wood elves sure love to dance!), and lucky underwear for good measure. Is she nervous as she waits and waits for her turn on stage? Hoo boy, no! She’s as cool as a cucumber! Every child who has felt the pressure of the spotlight will smile at this comical tale of bravado that turns a onenote performance into an improvisation worthy of a standing ovation. Splendissimo!

About the Author

Alison McGhee is the award-winning author of picture books, poems, and novels for all ages, including the young adult novel ALL RIVERS FLOW TO THE SEA and the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestseller SOMEDAY, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. Alison McGhee lives in Minnesota.

Scott Menchin is the author-illustrator of TAKING A BATH WITH THE DOG AND OTHER THINGS THAT MAKE ME, which received the Christopher Award. He also illustrated BOUNCE AND WIGGLE, both by Doreen Cronin, and MAN GAVE NAMES TO ALL THE ANIMALS, an award-winning children’s book based on a hit song by Bob Dylan. He lives in New York City.

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