Image
18905
Age Range
8 - 10
Genre
Page Count
32
Publisher
Candlewick Press
Grade Level
3rd - 5th
ISBN
9781338188455
Lexile
AD680L
Themes

Playing From the Heart

When a young boy begins to play on his family’s piano, reveling in the fun of plunking the keys, his father signs him up for lessons so that he can learn to play properly. With his father’s encouragement, Raj learns notes, then scales, then songs, and finally classical pieces that his father can recognize and be proud of. But the more Raj practices and the more skilled he becomes, the less he enjoys playing, until he grows up and stops playing altogether. But when his father becomes ill and asks Raj to play for him, will Raj remember how to play from the heart?
Age Range
8 - 10
Genre
Page Count
32
Publisher
Candlewick Press
Grade Level
3rd - 5th
ISBN
9781338188455
Lexile
AD680L
Themes