Groundwood Books


Written by Kyo Maclear • Illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler

For readers 10 - 14 years old | Published April 01, 2019 | ISBN 9781554989737
JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General

Cover of Operatic

Regular price $16.95 CAD

160 pages
Digital Format

Also Available in Print

About this book


Kyo Maclear • Byron Eggenschwiler

Somewhere in the universe, there is the perfect tune for you.

It’s almost the end of middle school, and Charlie has to find her perfect song for a music class assignment. The class learns about a different style of music each day, from hip-hop to metal to disco, but it’s hard for Charlie to concentrate when she can’t stop noticing her classmate Emile, or wondering about Luka, who hasn’t been to school in weeks. On top of everything, she has been talked into participating in an end-of-year performance with her best friends.

Then, the class learns about opera, and Charlie discovers the music of Maria Callas. The more she learns about Maria’s life, the more Charlie admires her passion for singing and her ability to express herself fully through her music. Can Charlie follow the example of the ultimate diva, Maria Callas, when it comes to her own life?

This evocatively illustrated graphic novel brilliantly captures the high drama of middle school by focusing on the desire of its finely drawn characters to sing and be heard.