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Illustrated by: Tricia Tusa
Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group
A Violin for Elvaby Mary Lyn Ray
A young girl longs to play the violin this lyrical story that shows it’s never too late to pursue your dream. More than anything, Elva wants a violin—but her parents say no. So she pretends. When she should be brushing her teeth, Elva rehearses for recitals. When she should be learning subtraction or going to sleep, she imagines playing all the music in the world. The years pass, but Elva never forgets her childhood wish, and so one day she takes a deep breath and follows her heart…Learn more about this title.