Mountain Solo by Jeanette Ingold

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Sixteen-year-old Tess's life has been shaped by her violin.
From the moment she picked up the instrument, it's been clear she isn't like other kids. She is a prodigy, and her life is that of a virtuoso-to-be: constant training, special schools, and a big debut before an audience of thousands. But when she blows her moment in the spotlight, she throws it all away, moves away from New York City to join her father in Montana, and tries to lead a normal life--whatever that is.
Tess has hardly arrived when she is drawn into a mystery: a hunt for the wilderness homestead of a lost pioneer who played violin himself. Maybe, through his story, Tess will find the strength to pick up her violin again.

About Jeanette Ingold

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JEANETTE INGOLD is the author of several acclaimed novels, including Pictures, 1918 and Airfield. She lives and writes in Montana.
Published June 1, 2005 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 330 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History, Arts & Photography. Fiction

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In a strikingly beautiful scene, Tessie, not yet six, hears a Mozart symphony she’s never heard before, transcribes it into colors in her head, crayons it onto page after page, and is then able to play it on her violin.

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Her growth as a musician is interwoven—not always smoothly—with the history of another violinist from Montana, who walked the same path that Tess follows during the hiking trip with her father, her new stepmother (an archeologist researching that violinist) and nine-year-old stepsister.

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