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Standing Ovation for "The Man with the Violin"

February 15, 2017

The sold out audience in the four tiers of seats at the Kennedy Center rose to their feet with a roar on the afternoon of February 12, when the world premiere of the orchestral adaptation of the book, The Man with the Violin, ended.   Behind the orchestra was a large wide screen on which was projected imagery created by…

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Announcing . . . The Dance of the Violin!

March 8, 2017

A new picture book about Joshua Bell by the same team that brought you The Man with the Violin. This interview with Open Book will tell you all about it. Read on!

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What do these books have in common?

April 19, 2017

Sylvia Schwartz was a photographer who specialized in children’s portraiture. Her sister Ruth was a bookseller. Sylvia established the Ruth Schwartz Award in 1976 to recognize “artistic excellence in Canadian children’s literature.” In 2004 the family renamed the award the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards, ten years after establishing separate awards for picture…

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A Happy Way to End (Almost) 2017

December 27, 2017

It was a traveling sort of December, most recently to Ottawa for the Canadian premiére of the musical adaptation of The Man with the Violin. Very exciting to celebrate this book once again with Dusan Petricic (its illustrator who came all the way from Belgrade for the event), Rick Wilks of Annick Press, Joshua Bell…

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