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The Dance of the Violin

by Kathy Stinson, illustrated by Dusan Petricic

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music, self-esteem & self-reliance
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list price: $19.95
edition:Hardcover
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published: March 2017
ISBN:9781554519002
publisher: Annick Press
Description

Even Joshua Bell makes mistakes, but there is always a second chance. As a young student of the violin, Joshua Bell learns about an international competition to be held in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He chooses a piece of music, which his teacher suggests may be too difficult, but Joshua is determined. It’s a piece of music he loves. At the competition, Joshua experiences the usual jitters. Once his name is called, he strides to the stage and begins to play, but almost immediately, he makes a mistake. As he is about to walk off the stage, he asks the judges if could try again. They agree, and this time, the playing is impeccable. Duan Petricic’s brilliant illustrations full of movement and color, capture the sounds made by Joshua’s violin, from the missed notes to the swirling, uplifting strains of the perfectly executed piece. Children will readily empathize with Joshua’s misstep, but they will also learn that there is always a second chance.

About the Authors

Kathy Stinson

KATHY STINSON is one of Canada's foremost authors for young people. Over the past 25 years, she has published acclaimed books in virtually every genre, including Canadian classics such as Red is Best, Big or Little, The Bare Naked Book, and the Pebble Creek series, as well as more recent hits, including the Marie-Claire volumes in the best-selling Our Canadian Girl historical fiction series and the provocative young adult novel Becoming Ruby, which was nominated for a White Pine Award. Kathy lives in Rockwood, ON, with her partner, children's book editor and writing teacher, Peter Carver.
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Dusan Petricic

KATHY STINSON is one of Canada's foremost authors for young people. Over the past 25 years, she has published acclaimed books in virtually every genre, including Canadian classics such as Red is Best, Big or Little, The Bare Naked Book, and the Pebble Creek series, as well as more recent hits, including the Marie-Claire volumes in the best-selling Our Canadian Girl historical fiction series and the provocative young adult novel Becoming Ruby, which was nominated for a White Pine Award. Kathy lives in Rockwood, ON, with her partner, children's book editor and writing teacher, Peter Carver.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
k to 2
Reading age:
4 to 7
Awards
  • Joint winner, Top 10 Recommended Reads, TD Summer Reading Club
  • Short-listed, Next Generation Indie Book Award finalist
Editorial Reviews

This book is the follow up to Kathy Stinson and Dusan Petricic’s multi-award–winning Man with the Violin. Among the more than 20 honors and awards that book received are: TD Children’s Book of the Year National Parenting Publications Award Best Book List, Kirkus Reviews White Ravens Collection, International Youth Library, Munich 100 Best Canadian Kids’ Books, Today’s Parent Magazine


“Should give heart to any child trying to master an art.” —New Jersey Online, 05/10/17

— New Jersey Online

“A joyful reminder that perseverance pays off.”—Kirkus Reviews, 01/15/17

— Kirkus Reviews

“A picture book that hits all the right notes.”—National Reading Campaign, 06/27/17

— National Reading Campaign

“Magical realism is at its best in this delightful picture book … An excellent addition to most collections.” —School Library Journal, 04/17

— School Library Journal

“Readers feel the joy that music brings to this young boy, and envision it through the mixed media artwork so brilliantly created by an accomplished artist.”—Sal’s Fiction Addiction, 07/30/17

— Sal’s Fiction Addiction

“A joyous story about music and persistence.” —Youth Services Book Review, 11/12/19

— Youth Services Book Review

“Delightful illustrations, and a story with a great message about perseverance.” —Violinist.com, 12/01/17

— Violinist.com

“An original picture book.”—Booklist, 03/10/17

— Booklist

“[Petricic’s] deft illustrations . . . lift the story far beyond the text and make the reader appreciate the impact of art.” —Quill & Quire, 01/17

— Quill & Quire

“A picture book to remember.” —Canadian Children’s Book News, Spring/17

— Canadian Children’s Book News

“Petricic once again uses bright swoops and streaks of color to visualize the sensory joy that music can elicit as Stinson’s direct writing underscores the rewards of dedication to one’s art.”—Publishers Weekly, 02/20/17

— Publishers Weekly

“Children will readily empathize with Joshua's misstep, but they will also learn the value of being given a second chance.” —Music & Vision, 04/27/17

— Music & Vision

“Children will readily empathize with Joshua’s misstep, but they will also learn the value of being given a second chance.” —National Federation of Music Clubs Magazine, Autumn/17

— National Federation of Music Clubs Magazine

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