Not long after arriving in North America from China, a young girl and her father bump into a kind old man at their local park. They have no idea that he has been teaching young people music for over fifty years. Mr. Mergler can hear music in a way that most of us can't, and he knows this little girl has a talent that, with encouragement, will grow into something magical. He gives her a gift that will tie them together forever.
|Publisher:||Second Story Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||7 - 10 Years|
About the Author
David Gutnick makes radio documentaries for the CBC. Over the past thirty years he's done stories on former child slaves in Togo, secret religious services in Beijing and ballet dancers in an American maximum-security prison. He also writes about art and trains for Ironman triathlons. David lives in Montreal, Quebec, with his wife and dog and has a grown daughter and stepson.
Mathilde Cinq-Mars is a graduate of the visual arts program at the Université de Strasbourg. She works as a freelance illustrator for many publishers and magazines. She lives and works in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, with her daughter
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Oh my gosh, such a wonderful little story. The illustrations and text are both done beautifully. Growing up playing classical music and I have had a great mentor, "Mr. Mergler, Beethoven, and Me" brings back my memories, the good and the terrible ones, as I read along. I oh so wish the story would encourage my toddler son to learn to appreciate playing piano when he is such a big fan of Beethoven already. Though a short , but definitely a powerful and moving gem. Thank you, Netgallery and Second Story Press for providing the e-gallery for preview.