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The Doll Violinist (Violin Picture Book Trio)

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Five days before Christmas, Emma is captivated by a doll in a shop window. Each day, she sneaks out of the orphanage to check if itis been sold, but the shopkeeper, Madame Dubois, sends her away. Will the magic of Christmas bring Emma, Madame Dubois, and the doll violinist together? Suggested ages for readers: 4-8
Hardcover, Large Print, 26 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Guardian Angel Publishing
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Wendy Hines
In this sweet story, a little orphan girl named Emma watches the storefront window as doll after doll is bought. Even though the shopkeeper keeps chasing her away, she keeps returning in the hopes that her favorite doll won't be bought. It's a special doll that holds a violin and reminds Emma of the mother she lost.

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
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Maureen Timerman
I was given the opportunity to review this beautifully illustrated book...The Doll Violinist by
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. Th
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Lisa Ard
The Doll Violinist offers an old-fashioned story of longing and love seen through a child's eye. Emma spots a beautiful doll in a shop window and escapes the orphanage each day to admire it. As all the dolls are taken from the shop window by Christmas shoppers, Emma hopes that "her doll" will remain. Kids will enjoy the anticipation building within the story. The design and illustrations within the book are colorful and evoke an earlier time, perhaps Paris in the early 1900s. The illustrative st ...more
Caren
First, the illustrations are lovely. They appear to be painted and are full of detail. the setting is 19th century France, maybe, just a guess. The clothing and decor have great detail and it is fun just to sit and look at the pictures. It is a picture book!

I found the story sweet. I know that's not much to go on. But it was sweet. The little girl loves the doll and wants more than anything to have it. But being an orphan she has no money. I liked the story, but it's a common theme. The story oc
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Krazybooklady
Emma has a special connection to a beautiful doll with a violin. Every day she checks to make sure the doll is still in the shop window. Emma is an orphan and has no way to buy the doll, but she still hopes that she will get it. This is a heartwarming and inspiring story about the true meaning of Christmas. It is beautifully written and illustrated. This will appeal to all little girls, who will probably want this read to them over and over. Definitely one to add to your reading list for Christm ...more
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Mayra Calvani writes fiction and nonfiction for children and adults and has authored over a dozen books, some of which have won awards. Her stories, reviews, interviews and articles have appeared on numerous publications such as The Writer, Writer’s Journal, Multicultural Review, and Bloomsbury Review, among many others. When she’s not writing, reading, editing or reviewing, she enjoys walking he
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