"Molly draws on her inner strength--and years of practice--to play the concert of her young life." -- Strings Magazine.
"I enjoyed it very much and so did my 7-year-old granddaughter." -- Musical Opinion, Britain's oldest classical music magazine.
"It is actually and illustrated chapter book....The prose flows like soft music. Not just for violinists--a nice addition to any home." -- Violin and Books.
"A complete delight...beautifully told...lessons to be learned. Full-page color illustrations are enchanting." -- Stringendo, Australian Strings Association.
"...a wonderful read ... touches on bravery and the need to have confidence in ourselves and ... gender stereotypes...." -- Childhood Education magazine, Spring 2008
"...knows how to touch the heart of a child ... 7-12 (or even a precocious six-year old ... a sheer delight." -- The California Music Teacher magazine, Spring 2006 The California Music Teacher magazine, Spring 2006
"Fourth grade students found the book so appealing, they decided to ask [the author] to visit the school." -- Crescendo newsletter, The Music Educators Association, Winter, 2005
"Highly recommended." -- Crescendo newspaper, Toronto Musician's Association, Winter 2006 Crescendo newspaper, Toronto Musician's Association
"[Molly] proves her courage in a society still dismissive of female talent." -- Symphony magazine, September 2004 Symphony magazine, September 2004
From the Publisher
Parents (and teachers) will appreciate one point in particular: There's no magic wand, rather it's "practice" that enables Molly to perfect her skill. But the book does highlight the magic of music.