This is the story of a young orphan whose only joy is the singing of her violin.An 18th century composer who became one of the most renowned figures in European classical music. Here, their fictionali
This is the story of a young orphan whose only joy is the singing of her violin.
An 18th century composer who became one of the most renowned figures in European classical music. Here, their fictionalized story unfolds as Antonio Vivaldi guides Anna Maria toward becoming one of the most celebrated violinists of her time and finding a home in the heart of her famiglia musicale. With Anna Maria's synesthesia — her gift for "seeing" music — and an imagined context for the creation of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.
This is a poetic tale of belonging, diversity, and music history, set amidst the striking architecture of Venice.
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Jan Coates is the author of several books for Red Deer, The Hare on the Elephant's Trunk (shortlisted for the Governor General's Award), Rocket Man, and The Power of Harmony. She lives with her husband in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.
Francois Thisdale's award-winning art consists of a unique blending of drawing, photography and richly textured painting. His books include The Stamp Collector, a nominee for the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, and Poetree. Francois lives near Montreal, Quebec.