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Product Description

Paulo Levi is a world-famous violinist, but he refuses to play Mozart. Why? When Lesley travels to Venice to interview him, she learns the heartbreaking answer. For the first time in his life, Paulo tells his moving and terrible story – a tale of music, hope and survival set in the Nazi concentration camps. An unforgettable story which reaches from the Second World War into the present day, illustrated with Michael Foreman’s magnificent colour artwork.

“Beautifully illustrated, this is a moving tale of secrets, lies and the past.” The Independent

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781406312201

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.0; Middle years; 1.0 points

Other details
  • 80 pages
Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Michael Morpurgo

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Michael Morpurgo is a master storyteller, weaving captivating stories full of drama and intensity that are coming to be regarded as true classics. Exploring the most profound subjects with a light yet powerful touch, his books tell unforgettable stories in simple, direct words.

Michael Morpurgo discovered his talent for writing while working as a teacher. “We had to read the children a story every day and my lot were bored by the book I was reading. I decided I had to do something and told them the kind of story I used to tell my kids – it was like a soap opera, and they focused on it. I could see there was magic in it for them, and realised there was magic in it for me.”

Living in Devon, listening to Mozart, and working with children have provided most of the stimulae Michael needs to discover and write his stories. He spends about half his life mucking out sheds with the children, feeding sheep or milking cows; the other half he spends dreaming up and writing stories. “For me, the greater part of writing is daydreaming, dreaming the dream of my story until it hatches out – the writing down of it I always find hard. But I love finishing it, then holding the book in my hand and sharing my dream with my readers.”

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    powerpush22
    on 19 February 2013

    It reminds me of my Violin teacher!

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    booksrcul
    on 17 September 2011

    It is a good book but it is very sad.

    4out of 5
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    cari0608
    on 11 November 2009

    It was a really good book, although it went too quickly, i was really sad when i finished it because i wanted it to keep going.

    5out of 5
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    Tottenham4lyfe
    on 13 August 2009

    this book is quite short but still is fenominal it made me imagine to be there in world war 2 being mr.levi having to play mozart for my life ! It was just truly amazing. defenatley a 10/10 for this book

    5out of 5
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    Ben05
    on 6 June 2009

    This is an excellent book. Michael Morpurgo makes you believe that this is a ‘musical’ story, however, you realise that it is based on WWII! This is the best book, which I have ever read and I would give it 10/10 every time!

    5out of 5