The Man With the Violin

Hardcover | September 1, 2013

byKathy Stinson, Dusan Petricic

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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.

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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 hi...

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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 ...

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, Onta...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:36 pages, 8.3 × 10.31 × 0.37 inPublished:September 1, 2013Publisher:Annick PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1554515653

ISBN - 13:9781554515653

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