Ages: 7 -12
What a great opportunity for Molly.
about to play her violin in the most famous concert hall in all
the world. But shes extremely nervous so nervous that
shes afraid to go on stage.
earlier, when she was very young, she had shown great courage. At
a dangerous time, she had gone in search of water for her family.
Back then, an officer in an enemy army had saved her from harm.
Now, at the concert hall, the officer suddenly reappears. Who is
he? Can he help Molly regain her courage? And what important lessons
do he and Molly teach each other?
The author. Robert Shlasko is a writer and editor whose
work has taken him on assignments from Sweden to Samoa. In addition,
his fiction and nonfiction have appeared in leading childrens
magazines. Although he has not mastered a musical instrument (thus
far!), others in his family play the violin, the cello and the piano.
The author enjoys listening to them all.
The illustrator. Donna Diamond is a graduate of the High
School of Music and Art in New York City and of Boston University
School of Fine and Applied Art. She has illustrated over 50 books
for children and lives in New York City with her daughter.