The Fiddler of the Northern Lights
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The Fiddler of the Northern Lights

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Far to the north, where wolves howl at night, the old folk say that strange and wondrous things sometimes happen. The Pepin family lived in the north woods along the wild St. Maurice River, and Henry learned all of Grandpa Pepin's stories by heart. Everyong says they are just stories, until the night Grandpa and Henry go upriver in search of the fiddler and something stran...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Dutton Juvenile
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The book is okay but the pictures are beautiful.
Jul 09, 2007 Andrea rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone with an imagination
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I found this book to be enchanting. I've only been able to find it around Christmas time. Maybe this year, I'll just buy it. It's a very magical story of a man who, when he plays his fiddle, is able to make the northern lights "dance." It's the kind of book that should be read with a cup of tea, holiday cookies and by a fire.
Mar 25, 2008 Jode rated it 5 of 5 stars
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This is another book I bought on sight. Over and over it inspires me. Leslie Bowman's illustrations are beautifully rendered watercolors, just begging you to create your own. Even if I hadn't liked the magical tale - which I did — I'm delighted every time I open the cover. It's a wonderful escape.

I enjoyed the grandfather/grandson relationship. I think that they had a connection that couldn't be broken even if the fiddler would have never knocked on their door.
What a beautiful folktale about the northern lights! If only we could keep the magic of our childhood...and a fiddler could show up at our door.
It would be nice if more of "magic" was still in our world. I really liked the concept of the lights "dancing" to the music.
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