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The Orchestra Pit

The Orchestra Pit

Johanna Wright

Roaring Brook Press


When a slightly befuddled but surprisingly endearing snake wanders into the wrong pit—the orchestra pit—peculiar things start to happen. A well-meaning snake interacts with the orchestral instruments, scares the musicians and conductor, and causes general chaos in this sweet and funny book by Johanna Wright, author of Bandits and Bunnies on Ice.

A Neal Porter Book

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year

Praise for The Orchestra Pit

“A playful, inviting introduction to the orchestra.” —Booklist

“This charming introduction to the orchestra and its instruments was made to be shared with young children.” —School Library Journal

“A snake meandering into "the wrong pit" leads readers through this appealing introduction to an orchestra and its instruments.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Johanna Wright

Born in Eugene, Oregon, Johanna Wright has received degrees in puppetry and children's literature. After living in Brooklyn, New York, Johanna has now returned to Oregon where she spends much of her time writing, painting, and searching for Sasquatch. She lives in Portland with her musician husband and their daughter, Juniper.

Roaring Brook Press

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