The Man with the Violin – a review
Sure to be counted among one of 2013’s best picture books, The Man with the Violin is a reminder that the world is often seen and heard best through the eyes and ears of a child.
While this is not actually a nonfiction book, it is based on a true story, an experiment done by the Washington Post. Read the Washington Post article by Gene Weingarten and watch the actual footage of violin virtuoso Joshua Bell playing in the L’Enfant Metro Station in Washington, DC. For almost 45 minutes, harried commuters passed by, barely noticing the music of Joshua Bell. There was indeed, a young boy who wanted so badly to watch the performance, but his mother was too pressed for time. It’s a lesson for us all.