Join Mayra Calvani, author of the children’s picture book, Frederico, the Mouse Violinist (Guardian Angel Publishing), as she virtually tours the blogosphere on June 6 – 17 2011 on her third virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!
About Mayra Calvani
Mayra Calvani writes fiction and nonfiction for children and adults. Her nonfiction work, The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing was a ForeWord Best Book of the Year Award winner. She’s had over 300 stories, articles, interviews and reviews published. Frederico, the Mouse Violinist is her fifth and latest children’s picture book.
Mayra reviews for SimplySharly.com and is co-editor of Voice in the Dark Ezine. She also offers book reviewing workshops online. Visit her website at www.MayraCalvani.com. For her children’s books, visit www.MayrasSecretBookcase.com. You can find Voice in the Dark at http://voice-in-the-dark.com.
Connect with Mayra at Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mayra-Calvanis-Fan-Page/162383023775888?created and Twitter at http://twitter.com/mcalvani.
Frederico is a little mouse with a big dream: he wants to become a violinist. Each day he watches as Stradivari makes his famous violins. Each night, he sneaks into the workshop to play. But the violins are too big! Then, unbeknown to Frederico, Stradivari sees him playing and begins carving a tiny device. Could it be a famous Strad especially for Frederico?
Frederico the Mouse Violinist was selected an “Award-Winning Finalist in the ‘Children’s Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction’ category of the 2011 International Book Awards.
Here’s what critics are saying about Frederico, the Mouse Violinist!
Mayra Calvani, author of several children’s books including Crash; The Magic Violin; and Humberto, the Bookworm Hamster, has given us a really cute story, gorgeously illustrated by K. C. Snider, that also contains some good historical background about Antonio Stradivari and some very interesting information about the violin. The text makes reference to several parts of the violin. At the end there is a page of additional material about Stradivari along with several pages of activities, such as matching the names of parts of a violin with their pictures, finding the words from the glossary in the story, and doing a word search and find puzzle. Frederico, the Mouse Violinist is a wonderful way to introduce youngsters to the violin and to encourage budding music students to learn more about their subject. As a music lover, I found it enjoyable and highly recommend it.
–Home School Book Review
Frederico, the Mouse Violinist is an absolutely wonderful children’s picture book. Through a delightful story, the author teaches about the world’s most famous violin maker, Antonio Stradivari, along with various parts of the violin. But, what has a mouse to do with Stradivari and violins? Well, Calvani cleverly weaved a story that has Frederico living in the home where Stradivari creates his masterpieces.
– –Karen Cioffi, Writing for Children and More
Visit Mayra Calvani’s official tour page at www.pumpupyourbook.com/2011/05/16/frederico-the-mouse-violinist-virtual-book-tour-june-2011 to see which blogs and websites she’ll be stopping off at during her Frederico the Mouse Violinist Virtual Book Tour 2011!