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The Man With the Violin

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ISBN13: 9781554515653
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"'In January of 2007, over a thousand people heard me play my violin in the L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station in Washing­ton, D.C. But very few actually listened,' writes musician Joshua Bell in a postscript to a picture book based on that event. According to Bell, a few children tried to stay and listen, but were hustled along by their parents — which is exactly what happens to a (fictional) boy in this story. 'Dylan was someone who noticed things,' writes Stinson (Red Is Best). Petricic (Mr. Zinger's Hat) provides a wonderful visual representation of Dylan's attentiveness as boy and mother dash through the dull, gray metro station. White contrails streak behind them, and Dylan's highlights colorful objects and people that have caught his eye (his mother's contrail, meanwhile is blank). Swirls of colors show how Bell's music enchants Dylan, and at times the boy is literally born aloft by the music he hears and remembers. In a world of sounds that aren't always as pleasant as a Stradivarius, Stinson and Petricic remind readers young (and especially old) to stop and listen to the arpeggios. Ages 5 — 8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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writermala, October 6, 2014 (view all comments by writermala)
This beautiful, poignant retelling of a true story is wonderfully illustrated. It is the story of Joshua Bell, a remarkable violinist, who one day plays at a Washington, D.C. subway. Children recognize the quality of the music unfortunately adults are too busy to stop and smell the roses. I just loved the book and look forward to reading it aloud to many children.
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ISBN:
9781554515653
Author:
Stinson, Kathy
Publisher:
Annick Press
Subject:
Children s-General
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'In January of 2007, over a thousand people heard me play my violin in the L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station in Washing­ton, D.C. But very few actually listened,' writes musician Joshua Bell in a postscript to a picture book based on that event. According to Bell, a few children tried to stay and listen, but were hustled along by their parents — which is exactly what happens to a (fictional) boy in this story. 'Dylan was someone who noticed things,' writes Stinson (Red Is Best). Petricic (Mr. Zinger's Hat) provides a wonderful visual representation of Dylan's attentiveness as boy and mother dash through the dull, gray metro station. White contrails streak behind them, and Dylan's highlights colorful objects and people that have caught his eye (his mother's contrail, meanwhile is blank). Swirls of colors show how Bell's music enchants Dylan, and at times the boy is literally born aloft by the music he hears and remembers. In a world of sounds that aren't always as pleasant as a Stradivarius, Stinson and Petricic remind readers young (and especially old) to stop and listen to the arpeggios. Ages 5 — 8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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