The Man with the Violin
Illustrated by Dušan Petričić
Published by Annick Press
What happened when a world class violinist performed and almost no one listened
Kindergarten to grade 3
Music, mindfulness, current events, biography
Write about a time you noticed something and wanted to pay closer attention to it but someone older didn't think it was important.
Was there anything in this book that you noticed that someone else might have missed if you hadn't pointed it out?
Find some Joshua Bell music on the Internet and listen to it.
Study how Dusan Petričić expresses the different sounds in the story through his art. Make a picture of a place you've been. See if you can use line and colour in a way that tells someone looking at your picture how you felt about that place.
Read kids explanations for why only some of the illustrations are in colour.
Read Kathy’s TD Award acceptance speech.
Read about the first time Kathy met Joshua Bell.
View a slideshow that includes a Kathy-and-Joshua-Bell book signing.
Listen to Suzuki String School students play along with Kathy's reading at The Bookshelf.
Winner of TD Children’s Literature Award
Winner of Digital Book of the Year Award
Winner of the Eric Hoffer Award
Winner of the Gold Award of NAPPA
Storytelling World Award
Independent Publishers Award (tied for Gold)
Winner of Next Generation Indie Book Award (tied)
Also available in French, Turkish, Slovenian, Portuguese, Korean, Serbian, Mandarin, PrintBraille, on DVD and as an ebook.