The Magic Violin
By Mayra Calvani
Illustrations by K. C. Snider
Print ISBN13: 978-1-933090-49-8
eBook ISBN 13: 978-1-933090-62-7
Published by Guardian Angels Publishing, Inc.
Christmas is a time when magic can weave its long hand of possibilities and create a setting where anything is possible. This is what I found in Mayra Calvani’s The Magic Violin.
Little Melina craves to learn how to play Vivaldi’s “Winter”. Yet, along the way she becomes disillusioned in herself and capability to be a good violinist. Her mentor, Andrea, a woman with twinkling green eyes and a mysterious bright green-stoned ring, encourages her to keep practicing.
One day, Melina is out with her parents when she hears Vivaldi’s piece being played. And this is where the magic for this little girl and for all the little girls who will read this story will begin.
Mayra strings the reader with her simple yet precise words, and the illustrations bring the whole book to life. The Magic Violin is a tale of believing in yourself, a ‘feel good’ classical read.
I highly recommend it for families to read together and appreciate the magical qualities an adult can inspire in a young child.
Lea Schizas – Muse Book Reviewer 4/4 Roses