Song of Middle C

Song of Middle C

By Alison McGhee; Scott Menchin (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763630133, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 12, 2009

Description
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 "New York Times" bestselling author of "Someday", as well as "Firefly Hollow", "Little Boy", "So Many Days", "Bye-Bye Crib", "Always", "A Very Brave Witch", and the Bink and Gollie books. Her other children s books include "All Rivers Flow to the Sea", "Countdown to Kindergarten", and "Snap". Alison is also the author of the Pulitzer Prize nominated adult novel "Shadowbaby", which was also a "Today "show book club selection. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and you can visit her at AlisonMcGhee.com.

Scott Menchin received rave reviews for his boisterous illustrations in "Wiggle" by Doreen Cronin. His unique style has also bounced around with such high-profile publications as the "New York Times" and "Time". He lives with his wife and daughter in New York and teaches at the Pratt Institute graduate school.