"The simple story, depicting a nice, traditional Jewish family of the 20's, reads like an expanded picture book; still, the short chapters, each with its somber but evocative full-page b&w illustration, add up to a pleasant—if quiet— beginning chapter book. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When Grandpa Zayde takes David to hear concert violinist Mischa Elman, David is so enthralled that he begs his parents for a violin so that he, too, can make it sing.
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