Itzhak: A Boy Who Loved the Violin
Itzhak: A Boy Who Loved the Violin
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Itzhak: A Boy Who Loved the Violin

Written by Tracy Newman & illustrated by Abigail Halpin
Published by Abrams Books for Young Readers
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This picture-book biography of violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman will inspire young readers to follow the melody within themselves Before becoming one of the greatest violinists of all time, Itzhak Perlman was simply a boy who loved music. Raised by a poor immigrant family in a tiny Tel Aviv apartment, baby Itzhak was transformed by the sounds from his family’s kitchen radio—graceful classical symphonies, lively klezmer tunes, and soulful cantorial chants. The rich melodies and vibrant rhythms spoke to him like magic, filling his mind with vivid rainbows of color. After begging his parents for an instrument, Itzhak threw his heart and soul into playing the violin. Despite enormous obstacles—including a near-fatal bout of polio that left him crippled for life—Itzhak persevered, honing his extraordinary gift. When he performed on the Ed Sullivan Show sat only 13, audiences around the world were mesmerized by the warmth, joy, and passion in every note. Gorgeously illustrated with extensive back matter, this picture-book biography recounts Itzhak’s childhood journey—from a boy with a dream to an internationally acclaimed violin virtuoso.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781419741104
    Publication Date
    May 12, 2020
    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    1419741101

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