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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is an unbalanced book. The characters and situation should appeal to teen age boys and girls; the manner of telling seems immature for that age group; the format (type, illustrations etc.) are definitely younger in appeal. The result is a book that somehow misses fire, falling between one age appeal and another. Story of a Star's daughter, traveling with her mother for the first time, and disillusioned about the inside picture of professional life, with petty squabbles and jealousies. Her own contact with a spoiled young violinist seems unconvincing. And the change from indifference to music as a career to the urge to follow her mother's footsteps is a surprise ending which fails to go over. A disappointing book, in spite of the obvious authenticity of the background of the Met.

Pub Date: Aug. 31st, 1939
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace