Quartet Tales

Text by Nina Dashevskaya, illustrated by Yulya Sidneva

Magical realism at its best in this collection of interlinked short stories celebrating the power of music and friendship.

After moving to a new city, a young girl Zhenya joins a quartet at a local music school. With three boys in the group, she feels like a stranger and an outcast. What she doesn’t know is that each of them has their own story. Their own story of discovering music. Their
own story of dealing with parents and siblings. Their own story of coping with loneliness. Sure, sometimes they play out of tune, make mistakes, get distracted
and argue during classes, but there’s one thing that unites them – their...

  • A new title by Nina Dashevskaya, a professional musician and one of the most popular award-winning children’s authors in Russia.
  • Dashevskaya’s prose is acclaimed for its originality, flawless musicality, and psychological accuracy.
  • The author is a regular Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Nominee, whose works were included in the 2017, 2018 & 2022 White Ravens List and 2020 IBBY Honour List.
  • A therapeutic story about the power of music.
  • Each story is dedicated to a different character presenting a new perspective.
  • Cosy illustrations by Yulya Sidneva, a young but already acknowledged illustrator (finalist of the BCBF Illustrators Exhibition 2022).
  • A perfect read for children moving to a new place.

Chapter book
Age: 6+
Pages: 96
Size: 70*100 mm
Published in 2023 by Samokat

Another title by the same author and illustrator is THE WINTER PAINTER
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