Thursday, February 17, 2011

Book Review Frederico, the Mouse Violinist


 

Frederico, the Mouse Violinist
Author: Mayra Calvani
Illustrator: K.C. Snider
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing Inc., 2010
ISBN-13: 978-1-61633-113-9 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 978-1-61633-114-6 (Paperback)
ISBN 13: 978-1-61633-125-2 (eBook)

Reading level: Ages 4-8
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker

Frederico, the Mouse Violinist (published in 2010 by Guardian Angel Publishing Inc., 12430 Tesson Ferry Road #186, Saint Louis, Missouri 63128).  Do you know where some of the best known and most expensive violins in the world were made?  Frederico is a little mouse who lives at Cremona, Italy, in the workshop of a famous violin maker, or luthier, named Antonio Stradivari.  Day after day he watches Stradivari work on violins and learns everything there is to know about them.  Night after night he practices playing on Stradivari’s violins, but they are too big for him.  One night Stradivari notices Frederico playing a violin and soon begins working on a mysterious small device.  It looks just about the size of something for Frederico, but what could it be?

Related websites: www.MayrasSecretBookcase.com (author), www.kcsniderart.com (illustrator), www.GuardianAngelPublishing.com (publisher)

1 comment:

  1. Great review. Mayra is a talented author who knows what it is that kids love.

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