Emily’s Piano

By Carol-Ann Hoyte

A review of Emily's Piano by Charlotte Gingras

Published on October 1, 2005

Emily’s Piano
Charlotte Gingras

Annick Press

Emily’s Piano by Charlotte Gingras (Annick Press) tells the story of a girl who mourns the loss of her musical security blanket: the beloved family piano. For Emily, the sale of the instrument is just as unsettling as moving and the breakup of her parents’ marriage. Emily believes that happiness can be restored at home if she can locate the piano and reconnect her mother with it. This moving story, enhanced by Stéphane Jorisch’s dramatic black-and-white illustrations, is tinged with black humour, and shows how people can find solace in music. mRb

Carol-Ann Hoyte is the Quebec English-language regional coordinator for TD Canadian Children's Book Week and organizer of monthly mixers for Montreal anglophone children's book authors and illustrators.



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