THE MASTER VIOLINMAKER by Paul Fleisher

THE MASTER VIOLINMAKER

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Age Range: 8 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 An engaging, nicely photographed visit to the shop of John Lattimore, a violinmaker in Richmond, Virginia. Frequent color photos--several on each spread--and a brief text take the reader through selecting the wood, cutting, shaving, gluing, and varnishing a fine violin. Although the book does what it sets out to do, a little more about physics (the vibrating string; wanted and unwanted resonances) and music (the instrument's range and place in the orchestra) would have broadened the scope here. Still, as a close-up of an unusual and interesting occupation, well done. (Nonfiction. 8+)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-395-65365-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1993