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Tchaikovsky Discovers America
by Esther Kalman, Laura Fernandez (Illustrator), Rick Jacobson (Illustrator)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0531071685, Paperback)Tchaikovsky kept a detailed diary of his trip to America and these observations are woven into the fictional diary of shy and awkward eleven-year old Jenny Petroff, who meets the composer during his stay in America. In the tormented Tchaikovsky, Jenny finds a kindred spirit who loves music and ballet as much as she does. Their brief encounter leaves Jenny with treasured memories of a man who gave the world some of the best music ever written.
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Eleven-year-old Jenny, whose family came from Russia to America to start a new life, meets the famous Russian composer on his 1891 trip to the New World and writes about it in her diary.
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