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The Violin Family
Children’s Book by Melissa Perley & Fiona Lee MacLean
Come meet The Violin Family. There is Basil-Bass, Celia-Violoncello, “Bizzy”- Viola and Val and Violet-Violins.
This is an introduction to the family of stringed instruments, offering a delightful pairing of fact and fiction. In meeting The Violin Family, readers have the opportunity to learn about the anatomy as well as the personality of each of the strings.
While the family is playing music, Violet falls and has to visit the luthier to be repaired. Will her sound come back so that her family can continue to play together as a quintet?
This children’s book explores the power and value of both music and family. The book is authored by Melissa Perley, with illustrations by Fiona Lee MacLean and is available November 1, 2019, by Rootstock Publishing.
About the Author
Melissa Perley is a performing and teaching cellist. She lives in VT with her luthier husband, Paul and family. Together Paul and Melissa own Paul Perley Cellos, a stringed instrument business.