Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Doll Violinist by Mayra Calvani

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was given the opportunity to review this beautifully illustrated book...The Doll Violinist by
Mayra Calvani (Author), Amy Cullings Moreno (Illustrator)
The book is about a little girl Emma, who lives in an Orphanage. She slips out every evening to go to a nearby Toy Store. She has spotted a doll that she really wants, but you know she will not be able to have.
I think the imagination of the young ones at this time of the year will be able to understand that some children are not as fortunate. They will also be asking questions about the ending and be able to add their own!
There are lessons being taught in this beautifully illustrated book, wonderful, timely book!

I received this book from the publisher Guardian Angel, and was not required to give a positive review.

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About the author:

Mayra Calvani writes fiction and nonfiction for children and adults and has authored over a dozen books, some of which have won awards. Her stories, reviews, interviews and articles have appeared on numerous publications such as The Writer, Writer’s Journal, Multicultural Review, and Bloomsbury Review, among many others. Her love for the violin has inspired her to pen three “violin” children’s picture books: The Magic Violin, Frederico the Mouse Violinist, and now the latest, The Doll Violinist.

Visit her website at and get the first two lessons of her popular Walking on a Rainbow Picture Book Workshop free!


  1. Sounds like a beautiful story. I am new to your blog and following it as well. Thanks for following my blog.

  2. Maureen:

    Thank you for your lovely review of Mayra's book. We appreciate your time and interest.

    Best regards,

  3. Thanks for the great review, Maureen, and for helping spread the word!