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Clair de Lune

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Clair-de-Lune lives with her grandmother in the tippy-top of a peculiar old building. Every day she practices ballet, just like her mother before her—the famous ballerina who died when Clair-de-Lune was just a baby. Since that day, Clair-de-Lune hasn’t uttered a word.
Then one day the girl who cannot speak meets a remarkable mouse who can. Bonaventure dreams of founding a d
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ebook, 208 pages
Published January 16th 2009 by Yearling (first published June 7th 2004)
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Olga Hughes
Nov 07, 2010 Olga Hughes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Clair-de-Lune by Cassandra Golds – The Mouse, The Monk and the Moonlight Ballerina...


“Once upon a time – one hundred years ago, and half as many years again – there lived a girl called Clair-de-Lune, who could not speak”


So we meet our heroine, Clair-de-Lune, who lives at the top of a very tall, very narrow, very old building with her Grandmother, Madame Nuit. Clair-de-Lune has not spoken a word since the night her mother, the great ballerina La Lune, died onstage…


“at the end of a tragic and b

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Speakercoret
ini kisah clair de lune, gadis kecil, anak seorang balerina, yg diasuh neneknya setelah ibunya meninggal ketika sedang menari diatas panggung...

clair tidak bisa berbicara, tak punya teman, sampai dia bertemu dengan
Bonaventure, seekor tikus yang sangat gemar menari dan bermimpi punya perusahaan tari khusus untuk tikus. Dan karena bonaventur, clair bisa bertemu Bruder Inchmahome, yang dengan keahliannya mendengarkan, bisa berkomunikasi dengan clair..

clair memiliki bakat sperti ibunya, dan ia dimin
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Judith
Feb 21, 2008 Judith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrensfiction
Disclaimer: the author is one of my dearest friends, I read this in manuscript and I launched it, so I am hardly a dispassionate reader! But I genuinely love it—it is a romantic, tender, old-fashioned fantasy of ballet, broken hearts and Bonaventure, a dancing mouse.

That, dear reader, should give you an idea of its audience!
Primadonna
Jul 20, 2007 Primadonna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
I give it 3.5 stars. Romantic names and surroundings (Madame Nuit, La Lune, Clair-de-Lune--like one of my favorite classical pieces), simple yet moving story, yet I don't like the ending. Too abrupt and to me, not that satisfying. (Several points are not quite clear to me.)
Maitha
Jan 25, 2015 Maitha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book at the age of 9 I believe and I loved it !
Rosaria
Nov 29, 2016 Rosaria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's beautiful!
Kita diajak untuk melihat dunia milik Clair-de-Lune. Bagaimana kesedihan dan kegundahan hatinya, pertemuannya dengan Bonaventure-si tikus yang baik hati, petualangannya di dunia baru -yang tersembunyi- di gedung tempat tinggalnya, dst.
Selama membaca aku ikut sedih, senang, marah. Dan entah kenapa endingnya bikin gerimis di hati.. huhuhu...
verena mumtaz
Kematian La Lune di panggung ketika menari membuat Clair de Lune yang masih kecil itu membisu. Clair de lune sebenarnya tidak mempunyai kelainan, tetapi sejak kematian ibunya dia memang tidak dididik untuk bicara.
Neneknya juga tidak menghendaki Clair de Lune bisa bicara. Nenek Clair de Lune sangat takut jika cucunya bicara, dia akan mempunyai banyak teman dan jatuh cinta. Dia tidak menghendaki nasibnya tragis seperti ibunya, La Lune yang meninggal ketika menari karena patah hati.
Jadilah Clair d
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Gemma Ignatia Nietha Handastya
Kapan terakhir kali anda membaca kisah anak-anak yang tidak dipenuhi dengan ibu peri dan sihir yang merubah seorang gadis menjadi seorang putri yang menikah dengan seorang pangeran?

Clair de Lune memiliki kisah yang sangat sederhana. Tentang seorang gadis yang tidak bisa berbicara dan seekor tikus yang bisa berbicara, bernama Bonaventura. Clair de Lune tidak bisa berbicara, bukan karena dia sakit, tetapi karena ada bagian dirinya yang hilang. Dibesarkan oleh nenek-nya dalam bayang-bayang ibunya,
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Ferina
Jul 10, 2007 Ferina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: youngreaders
Clair-de-Lune adalah calon penari yang berbakat. Ia adalah anak La Luna, bintang di Perusahaan Tari yang meninggal ketika sedang menari di panggung. Tapi, sayang, ia tidak dapat bicara sejak ia masih bayi. Bersama neneknya, ia tinggal di sebuah puncak menara yang sempit, aneh dan tua. Karena ia tidak pernah berbicara, Clair-de-Lune dicap sombong oleh temant-teman sesama penari balet. Sebab lain adalah karena Clair-de-Lune menjadi 'anak emas' Monsieur Dupoint

Suatu hari, seusai latihan menari bal
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Charlyn
Jun 13, 2010 Charlyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Gr. 4 and up
Claire-de-Lune is studying ballet to follow in her mother's footsteps. But Claire is pitifully poor and underfed and living at the top story of a building with her grandmother. Claire's mother died of a broken heart at the end of a performance at the age of eighteen and, although she was only a baby then, Claire has been mute her entire life.

Her grandmother does not want to lose another child to a broken heart, so she has brought Claire up without much love or knowledge of it--the young girl li
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Hobby

Cover edisi terjemahn ini memang bikin 'salah-tanggap' kukira hanya sekedar bacaan anak-anak yang ringan, ternyata mirip 'tales-of-dexperaux' by kate di camillo, dan ini sebenarnya bukan sekedar bacaan anak-anak (translation : little children), mungkin teenage more suitable.

Dari permulaan, sosok tikus yang suka sekali dengan 'tarian' sudah menyentuh hatiku, apalagi dengan karakter si gadis cilik Clair-de-lune, kemudian persahabatan mereka yang dijembatani oleh daya tarik serta keindahan melalui
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Jemimah Halbert
This is a beautiful, meandering and rich magic realist story with many fairy tale elements carefully wound through it.
This coming of age story followsClair-de-Lune, who lives under the thumb of her ex-ballerina grandmother, in the shadow of her famous dead ballerina mother La Lune, all within an enormous house that she feels she cannot escape. Twelve year old Clair-d-Lune cannot speak, and thus has no way of making friends. Her grandmother daily impresses upon her the importance of pursuing the
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Ifa Inziati
Salah satu buku yang saya miliki awal-awal mengoleksi (dan dibeli dengan uang serta pilihan sendiri :D). Tertarik karena genrenya Famlit, dan waktu itu memang lagi terobsesi klasik di saat teenlit lagi menjamurnya. Begitulah.

Sepetti sampulnya, ceritanya juga manis, sendu, kayak lagi dengerin Nocturne-nya Chopin atau Clair de Lune-nya Debussy (jangan-jangan memang ada hubungannya--mungkin, terinspirasi--dari gubahan kece itu). Suka banget sama Bonaventure, jadi bener-bener sedih pas dia ngucapin
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Ririn
Jun 21, 2009 Ririn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I gave at least four stars for the books that made me cry :'( this is too sad for a children book! (well, it is labeled famlit not childrenlit)

the story is about clair-de-lune, a talented ballet dancer, she can't talk and is really really poor. she lives with her grandmama who was also a ballet dancer while her mother had passed away.
clair-de-lune also has a friend, Bonaventure, a dancing mouse whose dream is to have dancing school for mice.

I never like a story with a mouse as an important chara
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Anne Genevieve
Oct 08, 2013 Anne Genevieve rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this is a beautiful book about a young girl,who hasn't talked since her mother died,and her journey as a dancer and as a person. i won't give anything away but this book takes Clair de Lune's usual options and in my eyes takes them away and replaces -well not really 'replaces'- but they give Clair new options and new chances to explore a new world with her new friend. now Clair's new friend is an amazing character i loved how teh mouse's character was written. this book drew me in because before ...more
Artemis
A book I once picked up in my school library - a book no one seems to know exists.

A charming, original fairy tale. 'Clair de Lune' is a ballet story that is both magical and tragic - tragical, as it were. Sweet and seemingly simple, but subtle and intricate in its storytelling. It becomes unexpectedly sad as well towards the dramatic climax.

I enjoyed this wistful and mysterious gem. I think it can be an enjoyable treat for young aspiring dancers too.

If only this was more well-known. It would m
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Alisa
Oct 03, 2008 Alisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: youth-books
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emily
Jan 17, 2012 emily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ballet
i was going to give it three stars, but then it swooped in and stole my heart right at the end. the message about the way the other girls in the ballet class react to Clair-de-Lune's muteness is a lesson i wish everyone could have read and understood as a child - it would have made for a more accepting school environment for us quiet types, instead of the automatic assumption that you are a horrible snob because you don't talk to everyone. some of us just couldn't, for whatever reason. and it wa ...more
Ticklish Owl
The ebook with ISBN 9780307494504 is riddled with OCR scan typos. It's incredibly distracting from the story, having five or more typos on every page. I don't think I can continue reading this. I enjoyed the first few chapters, but not the constant puzzling out of so many words and missing punctuation.

What is it with publishers and ebooks, why didn't they proof read the final copy? This is a common problem, and I truly can't comprehend why it occurs.
Sara
Jul 30, 2012 Sara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this book belonged in the childrens' section, because talking mice don't make huge appearances in YA novels. But oh well.
It was cute and quaint and light and suitable for a wide age group. Clair-de-Lune was a bit pitiful throughout but still likable and the mouse, I forget his name, was the noblest of all.
Julianne
Feb 06, 2009 Julianne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book because it has ballett in it and I used to do ballett until my dance studio moved but I am looking for a place to go and dance. I like this book because ......well...... I just really like it and if you want to know why and why it is so interesting you should read it.READ IT!!!!!!
M Brianne
Jul 17, 2013 M Brianne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Macklin
Feb 25, 2015 Macklin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read this book at least four times. It is my favourite ballet story after Ballet Shoes. It warms the heart and makes you think with a sweet, almost melancholy like nostalgia in the same vein of Kate DiCamillo's books. For people who like animals confidantes, Bonaventure (a mouse) is one of the sweetest and most charming animals in children's lit.
Judit Rozsonits
Jun 07, 2015 Judit Rozsonits rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nem gyakori, hogy sírok egy könyvön.
Még ritkább, hogy zokogok, mint egy gyerek...
Clair de Lune történetén több esetben is...

Ez a könyv egy gyönyörűen elmesélt csoda, az élet csodája, a szeretet csodája, a féltés ezernyi arca...
Á.... OLVASSÁTOK!!!!! Kérlek, olvassátok el.
Savannah
Jul 17, 2008 Savannah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the best books I've ever read! This book is about a mute dancer that learns that you don't have to be able to talk to express yourself. This book is good for young girls that want to be inspired.
Lula
Apr 27, 2014 Lula rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I understand that this is a book that's supposed to make you think, but It's a children's book, so shouldn't it be a little less dramatic and depressing? I understand that this is supposed to be deep, but I just couldn't enjoy it that much.
Melrose
Jul 31, 2011 Melrose rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-books
I really loved this book, because of four things. First, I loved all the characters especially Clair de Lune. I also loved the setting and suject: Paris, ballet. The go wonderful together. Lastly, the book was well written, and made me want to visit Paris.
Truly wonderful!
H
Jun 22, 2015 H rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It grew on me and I definitely got into the story. I would recommend it to female middle grade readers.
Tressa
Apr 10, 2013 Tressa rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
Clair de Lune was okay, but I didn't find it magical. It was missing something for me. Also, the ebook version had a lot of odd typos; it must have been scanned from a physical copy.
Sweetdhee
3bintang untuk ceritany
minus 1 untuk rasa bosan karena bahasa yg mengawang-awang
untng cm 10r
*obral gramed matraman
10 ribu
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Cassandra Golds was born in Sydney, Australia and grew up reading Hans Christian Andersen, C.S. Lewis and Nicholas Stuart Gray over and over again — and writing her own stories as soon as she could hold a pen. Her first book, Michael and the Secret War, was accepted for publication when she was nineteen years old and she is proud to have been “discovered” by the incomparable Jennifer Rowe (also kn ...more
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