PB - Nathaniel's Violin (by Alison Lohans)
20.3 x 25.4 cm (8 x 10 in)
Illustrated by Marlene Watson
When a mysterious old woman appears at the door wanting to buy a dozen eggs and a pint of cream, she gives Nathaniel a violin to play. And everything begins to change on the farm, despite the awful noises Nathaniel makes at first, as he teaches himself to play.
“Gently depicting the life cycle, the book amusingly reverses the usual order by having the parents learn from their son to persevere in their efforts to play the instrument, and to find new pleasure in life through music.” Quill & Quire
Finalist: Saskatchewan Book Award for Children’s Literature
Canadian Children’s Book Centre “Our Choice” Selection”
Resource Links “Best of the year" list