In 2007, the Washington Post sent world class violinist Joshua Bell into the subway. In the 45 minutes that he played, only 7 people stopped. The children who passed wanted to. But their parents hustled them on.
It inspired author Kathy Stinson to write The Man With the Violin about a little boy, Dylan, who pays attention and his mother who doesn’t. Fabulously illustrated by Dusan Petricic, it is, as you probably suspect, for children of all ages. It’s also one for the ages.
Check out the author and illustrator in the trailer for The Man With the Violin.