The Dance of the Violin

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Petricic, Duan
By (author): Stinson, Kathy
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / Music
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Audience: children/juvenile
Awards: Next Generation Indie Book Award finalist (2018) Short-listed
Top 10 Recommended Reads, TD Summer Reading Club (2018) Joint winner
Publisher: Annick Press
Published: September 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 32
Size: 7.80in x 9.80in
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$ 12.95
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From The Publisher*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. Dušan 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.
From The Publisher*Even Joshua Bell makes mistakes, but there is always a second chance.
Review Quote*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
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"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

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"A picture book that hits all the right notes."-National Reading Campaign, 06/27/17

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"Should give heart to any child trying to master an art." -New Jersey Online, 05/10/17

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"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

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"[Petričić's] deft illustrations . . . lift the story far beyond the text and make the reader appreciate the impact of art." -Quill & Quire, 01/17

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"A joyful reminder that perseverance pays off."-Kirkus Reviews, 01/15/17