Back of Book:
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.
I was very excited to receive a copy of this book from Second Story Press in exchange for an honest review.
This story is a beautiful multicultural story about a young girl who learns to play the piano from a kind older gentleman. Mr. Mergler opens up the young girl’s mind in a way that no one ever has before. The story shows readers the beauty of how music can open their minds to new possibilities. The story also teacher’s readers about the brilliant mind of Beethoven. The text is written with a gentle tone and draws readers into the story. The story is based on the real Mr. Mergler and the lives he touched. The illustrations are beautiful. This is a perfect book to add to any elementary library.
Ages 5 and up