TBR and Beyond Tours Spotlight: Duet by Elise Broach

Duet by Elise Broach

Release Date: May 10th, 2022

Publisher: Christy Ottaviano Books

Genre: Middle Grade, Mystery

Pages: 304

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Synopsis

A musically gifted bird, a piano-playing boy, and a real-life mystery involving three artistic geniuses

Welcome to the world of Mirabelle, a young goldfinch who loves to sing and dreams of becoming a musical star. She lives with her family in the backyard of a piano teacher, and she is quickly intrigued by Mr. Starek’s newest pupil. Michael Jin is an eleven-year-old keyboard sensation, but lesson after lesson, he refuses to play.  With the prestigious Chopin Festival looming at summer’s end, how will he be ready in time?  Mirabelle is responsible for Michael’s breakthrough—to her own astonishment, she sings the Chopin piece he is beginning to play at the piano. It is their first duet.

Thus begins a secret adventure that will take Mirabelle and Michael further than they ever imagined—in music, in friendship, and in solving the mystery of a lost piano that could be worth millions.  A house full of treasures holds the clues. There, Mirabelle, Michael, and their friend Emily will make an important discovery that links the great composer Frederic Chopin, the trailblazing author George Sand, and the French Romantic painter Eugene Delacroix.

A fast-paced, history-rich mystery will have young readers hooked as they root for boy and bird in this beautifully told novel, full of emotion and suspense.


Meet the Author

Elise Broach is the author of more than twenty books for young readers, including board books, picture books, early readers, middle-grade mysteries, and young adult novels. Her picture book, My Pet Wants a Pet, was named Parents Magazine’s Best Picture Book of 2018. Another picture book, When Dinosaurs Came with Everything, won the E. B. White Read-Aloud Award and was Time Magazine’s #1 Children’s Book of the Year. Her middle-grade novel, Masterpiece, was a New York Times bestseller and also won the E. B. White Read-Aloud Award. Elise’s books have appeared on more than a dozen state reading lists. She lives in Connecticut and teaches creative writing at Yale University. 

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TBR and Beyond Tours Schedule: Duet

May 9th
Jen Jen Reviews – Review
PopTheButterfly Reads – Promotional Post

May 10th
The Book Dutchesses – Interview

May 11th
Nine Bookish Lives – Promotional Post
Ravenz Reviewz – Review & Favorite Quotes

May 12th
Kait Plus Books – Interview
Melancholic Blithe – Mood Board
Justice For Readers – Promotional Post

May 13th
Stuck in Fiction – Promotional Post

May 14th
AndOnSheReads – Interview
The Bookwyrm’s Den – Review

May 15th
The Nutty Bookworm Reads Alot – Review
Littlefoot Reader – Review


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