The Man With the Violin

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The Man With the Violin

by Kathy Stinson
Illustrator Dusan Petricic

Annick Press | August 8, 2013 | Reinforced Library Binding

5 out of 5 rating. 2 Reviews

Who is playing that beautiful music in the subway? And why is nobody listening?

This gorgeous picture book is based on the true story of Joshua Bell, the renowned American 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 for more than a minute. In The Man With the Violin, bestselling author Kathy Stinson has woven a heart-warming story that reminds us all to stop and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us.

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 soaring and swooping notes that fill the air as crowds of oblivious people rush by. With the beautiful music in his head all day long, Dylan can''t forget the violinist, and finally succeeds in making his mother stop and listen, too.

Vividly imagined text combined with illustrations that pulse with energy and movement expertly demonstrate the transformative power of music. With an afterword explaining Joshua Bell''s story, and a postscript by Joshua Bell himself.

Format: Reinforced Library Binding

Dimensions: 32 Pages, 9.84 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: August 8, 2013

Publisher: Annick Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554515653

ISBN - 13: 9781554515653

The Man with the Violin is a rare, special thing - a book that will move you, warm your heart, and bring you closer to the children in your life. Picture a young boy and his mommy, rushing through a busy day when the boy hears a strange, beautiful sound weaving through the crowds, played by The Man with the Violin. Our little hero helps his mommy slow down find a moment of wonder in a typically hectic, harried day. This is a perfect book to share with your favourite child from 6 to 10 years old – it’s about amazement, beauty, and knowing that there’s wisdom in even the smallest child. For little readers, The Man with the Violin shows them that their voices do matter. And for parents and grandparents? It’ll bring a tear to your eye and remind you that children can teach us as much as we teach them.

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The Man With the Violin

The Man With the Violin

by Kathy Stinson
Illustrator Dusan Petricic

Format: Reinforced Library Binding

Dimensions: 32 Pages, 9.84 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: August 8, 2013

Publisher: Annick Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554515653

ISBN - 13: 9781554515653

From the Publisher

Who is playing that beautiful music in the subway? And why is nobody listening?

This gorgeous picture book is based on the true story of Joshua Bell, the renowned American 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 for more than a minute. In The Man With the Violin, bestselling author Kathy Stinson has woven a heart-warming story that reminds us all to stop and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us.

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 soaring and swooping notes that fill the air as crowds of oblivious people rush by. With the beautiful music in his head all day long, Dylan can''t forget the violinist, and finally succeeds in making his mother stop and listen, too.

Vividly imagined text combined with illustrations that pulse with energy and movement expertly demonstrate the transformative power of music. With an afterword explaining Joshua Bell''s story, and a postscript by Joshua Bell himself.

About the Author

Kathy Stinson is the author of over 25 books for young people, including the beloved, bestselling Red Is Best. She lives near Guelph, Ontario.

Dusan Petricic is an editorial cartoonist as well as the award-winning illustrator of such children''s books as Mattland, Bone Button Borscht, and Mr. Zinger''s Hat. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

by Kathy Stinson ; illustrated by Dusan Petricic

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This important picture book will remind each of us to enjoy and savor our surroundings.
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