A sweet beautiful tale that highlights the ability of music to bring people together.
The Pear Violin is a whimsical story of a squirrel that creates a violin out of a large yellow pear and mesmerises the whole forest with his beautiful music. The music the squirrel plays changes the dynamics of the forest. Soon the lion is no longer chasing the rabbit but asking it to stop and listen to the music with him; the fox becomes friends with the chicken; and all other animals gather together to listen to the music, putting their differences aside. Eventually, all the animals end up playing beautiful music on their own pear instruments. It details the magical power of music, friendship and community in a way that will engage and excite young readers.
Award-winning Chinese author Bingbo has published more than 370 children’s stories, and has won over fifty awards for his work. These include, but are not limited to, the Chinese National Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature twice, the Soong Ching Ling Children’s Literature Award, and the Bing Xin Children’s Literature Award. His writing style is lyrical and delicate. His books are filled with beautiful language. Bingbo now teaches children’s literacy in China, and continues to write and publish his work.
Gumi was born and raised in Chongqing, China, in 1973. Since she graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, she has worked in the fields of advertising and illustration design. In recent years, she has been focusing on illustrating picture books for children. She has published many children’s books.
Age Range: 5-8
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