|aThe piano /|cRosemary Border ; [illustrated by Julie Joubinaux]
|aOxford :|bOxford University Press,|cc2008.
|a56 p. :|bill. ;|c20 cm.
|aOxford bookworms library. Human interest. Stage 2
|aStage 2: 700 headwords.
|aWord count: 6,070.
|aFirst published in Oxford Bookworms 1989.
|aOne day, a farmer tells a farm boy to take everything out of an old building and throw it away. In the middle of the rubbish, the boy finds a beautiful old piano. He has never played before, but now, when his fingers touch the piano, he begins to play. He closes his eyes and the music comes to him, and the music moves his fingers
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