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The Man With the Violin

The Man With the Violin

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Series: Biographical, Picture Book Bios
Genres: Non-Fiction, Picture Books
Tags: Ages 5-8, Ages 8-12
ASIN: 1554515645

The Man With the Violin: 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.

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The Man With the Violin

Winner of the 2014 TD Children’s Literature Award!

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 Dušan Petricic’s illustrations that pulse with energy and movement, expertly demonstrate the transformative power of music. With an afterword by Joshua Bell.

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