Playing From the Heart

Playing From the Heart

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"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?"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Scholastic Inc.,, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781338188455
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages :,color illustrations ;,20 x 22 cm


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Feb 10, 2019

This book touched my 4 year old son’s heart. It’s a mature storyline in that it’s about the relationship between a son and father as the son grows up and moves away, and how the power of music connects us. We’ve read it over and over. It’s a beautiful story.

JCLBeckyC Aug 24, 2018

This book gets me all verklempt. Such a sweet, simple story, beautifully rendered by one of my favorite author/illustrators, Peter H. Reynolds. Major warm fuzzies.

VaughanPLDenise Dec 08, 2016

A very inspiring book for both children and adults.

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