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Book Review: Frederico, the Mouse Violinist by Mayra Calvani

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Mayra Calvani has done it again! Her book Frederico, the Mouse Violinist is a masterpiece of a book. This talented author has a way with words. What an imagination to come up with such an incredible storyline.

Before reading this wonderful story, I never heard of Antonio Stradivari. How ingenious of Mayra Calvani to create a wonderful tale about such a talented and important luthier.

The story begins with Frederico, a music-loving mouse who lived in the workshop of Antonio Stradivari in Cremona, Italy. I immediately fell in love with the story because of the many hidden lessons children and adult can learn from it.

Children can learn the names of the parts of a violin. The book also has a glossary of terms. The most important lesson to be learned is: where there is a will there is a way. More than anything, Frederico wanted to learn how to play the violin. Frederico’s passion and perseverance is very inspiring. Adults and children can learn that in order to accomplish your dreams and desires one must never give up but must continue to pursue that goal.

K.C Snider, an award-winning artist, made the story jump off the page. The illustrations are simply outstanding.

When you have a talented author and artist come together to produce a book the end result will most definitely be a one of a kind masterpiece.

I have read and reviewed many children’s books, but Frederico the Mouse Violinist struck a very special chord in my heart.

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About Nicole Weaver

Nicole weaver is an award-winning author. Her first trilingual book Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle was published in 2009. Her love for languages and other cultures resulted in publishing the award-winning book, My Sister Is My Best Friend which was published in 2011 by Guardian Angel Publishing. My Sister Is My Best Friend has won the following awards: 2012 Creative Child Awards Program consisting of moms and educators has awarded this book the 2012 PREFERRED CHOICE AWARD Kids Picture Storybooks category. 2012 Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval 2012 Children's Literary Classics Gold Award Readers' Favorite 5 Star Review Her newest book , My Brother Is My Best Friend was also published by Guardian Angel Publishing, January 2014.