Title :The Doll Violinist
Author : Mayra Calvani
Illustrator : Amy Cullings Moreno
Publication : Guardian Angel Publishing , INC
This is a story about an orphan child Emma ,who just a few days before Christmas is captivated by one of the dolls in the toy store display window . Everyday Emma stands outside the toy shop inspite of Madame Dubois, the shopowner , shooing her away time and again, to admire the doll with the violin and cringes with fear when one of the dolls is bought . There is also an emotional angle between Emma and her liking for the doll with the violin .
Read on to find out whether the Christmas season casts its usual magic and Emma gets her beloved doll or not .
It is a very sweet , a typically girlie girls book . Amy Cullings Moreno has done a good job with the illustrations . Mayra Calvani has told the story in a way that will hold the kids interest till the end and along with that teach them a very important lesson that life is not exactly easy for a lot of people and to be kind and considerate towards the lesser fortunate ones.
The book surely goes well with the spirit of the festival season .