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Chalkovski Descubre America = Tchalkovsky Discovers America
Famous Russian musician Peter llyich Tchaikovsky comes to the opening of Carnegie Hall in New York in 1891. He meets a kindred soul in eleven-year-old Jenny Petroff. Jenny's diary entries form the basis of this charming story.
Paperback, 38 pages
Published November 1st 1997 by Santillana USA Publishing Company
(first published 1995)
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Since this is based on a diary kept by Tchaikovsky, I included it in non-fiction. Technically, it is creative non-fiction moving toward fiction. I felt this book had a lot of heart and I loved the blend of fiction and non-fiction. I would have done some things differently if I had written the story, but overall I think it is an inviting and interesting book.