A Violin for Elva

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A Violin for Elva is about a little girl who spends her life wishing for a violin. When she was little, she heard a violinist plating at a garden party and then wished that she could learn to play. She keeps this dream until she is an old lady. She eventually follows her dream of owning a violin, but when she finally does get one, she realizes that the violin is hard to play. Will Elva’s dreams of playing the violin come true?

I loved reading A Violin for Elva. I have always wanted a violin after learning about sound waves and string instruments. Playing the violin looks like it would be easy but it is very hard. Just like Elva finds out in this book, you need lessons and lots of practice. I am an early reader and was able to read some of this book on my own, but needed some help from my mom. There were some words that I did not know what they meant, such as “philharmonic,” “tremulous,” and “recital.” The illustrations in A Violin for Elva are beautiful. They are soft, colorful, and creative.

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Author Mary Lyn Ray
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 13-Jan-2015
ISBN 9780152254834
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Issue February 2015
Category Children's


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