Introducing: The Man With the Violin

It started with a forwarded email late in 2011, containing a link. By February 2012, I had sent to Annick Press a manuscript for a picture book version of the story that had so captivated me . By August, Dušan Petricic was on board to illustrate a much crisper version of the story than what I’d originally submitted. It has already been well received at the Bologna Book Fair, even before publication. And last week it has gone to press! (It will be available in September 2013.)

The Man With the Violin

Look carefully at the cover to find out: who is that man with the violin?

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Kathy Stinson is the author of the classic Red Is Best and the award-winning The Man with the Violin. Her wide range of titles includes picture books, non-fiction, young adult fiction, historical fiction, horror, biography, series books, and short stories. She has met with her readers in every province and territory of Canada, in the United States, Britain, Liberia, and Korea. She lives in a small town in Ontario.

Kathy Stinson


  1. Tudor on May 8, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Congratulations Kathy! Can't wait to read this. And love the cover – it's very captivating!

  2. Kathy Stinson on May 8, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Thanks Tudor. 🙂

  3. ruth ohi on May 22, 2013 at 2:06 am

    Greatly looking forwards to this one. Love the cover–can't wait!

  4. Kathy Stinson on May 22, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Thanks Ruth. Me too. 🙂 The book will be out in September.

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