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The Doll Violinist Hardcover – Large Print, September 28, 2011
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Five days before Christmas there are five dolls, but each day one of the dolls is sold until only the doll violinist remains. Will the doll be sold out from under Emma’s hopeful eye? You’ll have to read it to find out.
Amy Moreno’s artwork is lovely and perfectly captures the beauty and emotion of the story. The dolls are exquisite works of art—they make you want to be peering in the window along with Emma, hoping for that special doll to make your Christmas dreams come true.
This is a heart-warming story of special interest to children who love beautiful things and music—especially the violin. It’s also a Christmas story. In the Christmas spirit, we wish only good things for Emma. Highly recommended for ages 6 to 8.
Her newest, The Doll Violinist, will appeal to all little girls. It tells the story of Emma, who sees a doll in a shop window.
Emma lives in an orphanage and every night; she slips out to admire this beautiful doll.
The suspense builds as night after night she visits the shop, each time not knowing if someone will have purchased the doll.
This well-written book warms my heart, because there are many lessons to be learned from it.
The upcoming holiday season, is a reminder that many children are not fortunate enough to have parents who can purchase gifts for them. These children have to depend on the generosity of kindhearted strangers to provide them with Christmas gifts.
The story reminds me of the true meaning of Christmas. It is a time to reach out and give to the less fortunate. It is also a time to have compassion for the homeless and orphans like the main character Emma.
Will Emma get her wish? Will someone purchase the doll? These questions ran through my mind as I read the story. The ending will bring tears of joy to your heart.
Additionally, this story will pull at your heart, and it will inspire you to go donate tons of toys to your local orphanage this upcoming 2011 holiday season.
Amy Moreno did a fine job bringing this wonderful story to full life. The illustrations really help the reader see the story come to life.
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Suddenly, the toy shop owner comes out and chases Emma away. Will she ever get to see her beloved doll again? Why is the store owner so grouchy? After all, it is Christmas!
I loved this picture book! It reminded me of Christmas stories from my own childhood. This is a feel - good picture book that will be enjoyed both by the child and by the adult who reads it to them since it truly embodies the spirit of Christmas. The Doll Vioinist would be the perfect gift for that little girl on your Christmas list!
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It's funny how a simple children's story can really touch your heart. This is a touching Christmas tale that will appeal to both young and old. It didn't take me long to read it, but it stuck with me long after I finished. The story of both Emma and the shopkeeper brings out what the holiday spirit is really about.
The artwork by Amy Moreno is just beautiful. It's detailed, touching and descriptive. Amy's artistry helps you capture the full depth of the simple tale.
Mayra Calvani (Author), Amy Cullings Moreno (Illustrator)
The book is about a little girl Emma, who lives in an Orphanage. She slips out every evening to go to a nearby Toy Store. She has spotted a doll that she really wants, but you know she will not be able to have?
I think the imagination of the young ones at this time of the year will be able to understand that some children are not as fortunate. They will also be asking questions about the ending and be able to add their own!
There are lessons being taught in this beautifully illustrated book, wonderful, timely book!
I received this book from the publisher Guardian Angel, and was not required to give a positive review.