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The Man with the Violin

by Kathy Stinson, illustrated by Dusan Petricic

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list price: $19.95
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published: Sep 2013
ISBN:9781554515653
publisher: Annick Press
Description

Winner of the 2014 TD Children’s Literature Award—now in paperback!

Dylan is someone who notices things. His mom is someone who doesn’t. So try as he might, Dylan can’t get his mom to listen to the man playing the violin in the subway station. But Dylan is swept away by the beautiful music that fills the air as crowds of oblivious people hurry past.

This gorgeous picture book is based on the true story of Joshua Bell, a world-renowned classical violinist who famously took his instrument down into the Washington D.C. subway for a free concert. More than a thousand commuters rushed by him, but only seven stopped to listen, most of them children.

Kathy Stinson’s vividly imagined text combined with Duan Petri?i?’s illustrations that pulse with energy and movement, expertly demonstrate the transformative power of music. With an afterword by Joshua Bell.

About the Authors

Kathy Stinson is the author of children's classics Red is Best, and Big or Little?, and recent multi-award winners like The Man with the Violin, and Harry and Walter. She lives near Guelph, Ontario.

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Kathy Stinson is the author of children's classics Red is Best, and Big or Little?, and recent multi-award winners like The Man with the Violin, and Harry and Walter. She lives near Guelph, Ontario.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
5 to 8
Grade:
5 to 8
Awards
  • Winner, National Parenting Publications Award
  • Winner, Digital Book Award
  • Winner, 2014 Storytelling World Honor Book
Editorial Review

“Celebrates children’s value systems, which privilege creativity over rigidly time-bound schedules.” —The Conversation, 08/20/17

— The Conversation

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