Summer is here and Tyra spends many happy days lying in the warm grass with her new cat, Vivaldi. What could be better than staring up into the blue sky with a purring kitten on your tummy? But soon it’s September, and while getting her backpack ready for the first day of school, Tyra feels everything she is going back to and a hard painful lump forms in her throat. School is a place of no words for Tyra, a place where the girls stare at her and stop talking when she walks by, a place where she feels completely alone. Only music can put an end to this feeling, music and her cat. Maybe, just maybe, things will be different this year now that it’s not Tyra alone anymore, but Tyra and Vivaldi.
Vivaldi is a book for anyone who’s ever felt alone, anyone who’s ever worried or been anxious, and anyone who knows what a difference one friend can make.
Published by: The New York Review Children's Collection