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.