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The Man with the Violin

by Kathy Stinson & Dusan Petricic

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ISBN:9781554515646
publisher: Annick Press
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engWinner of the 2014 TD ChildrenÕs Literature AwardÑnow in paperback!

Dylan is someone who notices things. His mom is someone who doesnÕt. So try as he might, Dylan canÕt 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 StinsonÕs vividly imagined text combined with Du?an Petri?i?Õs illustrations that pulse with energy and movement, expertly demonstrate the transformative power of music. With an afterword by Joshua Bell.

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:
5 to 8
Grade:
5 to 8
Awards
  • Joint winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
  • Winner, Digital Book Award
  • Commended, Best Bets List, Honourable Mention, Ontario Library Association
  • Joint winner, Notable Book for a Global Society
  • Joint winner, 100 Best Canadian Kids’ Books, Today’s Parent Magazine
  • Joint winner, Storytelling World Honor Book
  • Joint winner, Best Book List, Kirkus Reviews
  • Winner, TD Children’s Literature Award
  • Joint winner, National Parenting Publications Award
  • Commended, Foreword Indies Book of the Year Award, Honorable Mention
  • Runner-up, Nautilus Award, Silver
  • Joint winner, White Ravens Collection, International Youth Library, Munich
  • Joint winner, Independent Publisher Book Award, Gold
  • Joint winner, Next Generation Indie Book Award
Editorial Reviews

“The author and illustrator bring music to life in this touching book that reminds us of the curious nature of children, and their ability to notice things that adults ignore.”

— The Deakin Review of Children’s Literature, 02/14

“This is a lyrical explanation of the value of the arts in the human experience.”

— Library Media Connection, 03/14

“A brilliant portrayal of the sensitivities of children and the sad loss of that wonder by most adults.”

— CanLit for Little Canadians, 09/05/13

“A wonderful tale about the importance of music in one’s life relayed in a simple, entertaining manner.”

— Resource Links, 12/13

“A rich springboard for creative learning across the curriculum . . . a must for any classroom or school library.”

— Professionally Speaking, 06/14

“Stinson’s melodious descriptions and Petricic’s colourful swirls seem to envelop the reader, captivating them just like the music captivates Dylan.”

— National Reading Campaign, Readerly, 01/28/14

“In a world of sounds that aren’t always as pleasant as a Stradivarius, Stinson and Petricic remind readers young (and especially old) to stop and listen to the arpeggios.”

— Publishers Weekly, 07/29/13

“The art bursts forth, creating a stunning visual expression of Stinson’s text.”

— Quill & Quire, *starred review, 11/13

“The art work is stunning; sophisticated, yet sensible enough to appeal to children.”

— Mike Lewis, Reading Specialist, District of Columbia, 09/29/13

“The art bursts forth, creating a stunning visual expression of Stinson’s text.”

— Quill & Quire, *starred review, 11/13

“This captivating tale is a beautiful balance between a simple but powerful text and illustrations that are full of vitality and rhythm.”

— CM Reviews, 10/13

“The story is simple, but the language has its own musicality . . . gorgeous illustrations . . . are as light and lucid as they are satirical.”

— Booklist, 11/15/13

“Imaginatively illustrated and beautifully written, this offbeat ode to the power of music is a winner.”

— Kirkus Reviews, *starred review, 08/03/13

“I want to read it over and over again . . . I want it to get attention, lots of attention, because that’s what it deserves.”

— Reading and Sharing, 10/13

“This is a lyrical explanation of the value of the arts in the human experience.”

— Library Media Connection, 03/14

“Find that book and open to page one. Sigh. Swoon. Hooked.”

— Nerdy Book Club, 01/18/14

“A fine reminder of the old adage to stop and smell the roses.”

— School Library Journal, 10/13

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