A beautiful whimsical tale about the magical power of music, friendship and community that will engage and excite young readers.
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 pear instruments.
Bingbo is one of China’s best-known and most successful writers for children. He has published hundreds of children’s stories, winning over fifty awards for his work. These include the Chinese National Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature, the Soong Ching Ling Children’s Literature Award, and the Bing Xin Children’s Literature Award.
Gumi was born and raised in Chongqing, China. Since graduating from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, she has worked in advertising and illustration design. Recently, she has focussed on illustrating many picture books for children.
Age Range: 5-8
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