The Doll Violinist

Author: Mayra Calvani

Illustrations: Amy Moreno

ISBN: Hardcover 978-1-61633-185-6

E-book 978-1-61633-187-0

Guardian Angel Publishing, INC

Ages 4-8

It is days before Christmas and a young girl falls in love with a beautiful doll in the shop window. The doll holds a tiny violin, just like the one her mama played before she passed away. Every day the child watches in the window and every day another doll is packed away in a pretty Christmas box. What if the doll with the violin gets taken?

The shop keeper has lost a child.. She isn't very friendly and yet the young girl comes everyday to look at the beautiful doll in the window. If only she had a doll like that, and she dreams on and on.

This is an enchanting story of loneliness, loss, beauty, dreams, and love all wrapped up in the perfect Christmas story for young readers. Little girls will love the idea of a beautiful doll and the magic of dreams.

And the heartfelt ending leaves the reader knowing that there was divine intervention bringing the shop keeper, the young girl, and the beautiful doll together at Christmas.

The author has done an excellent job writing this charming tale and the illustrations are the perfect addition to the text. This is a must have for your collection, one that will be read and enjoyed over and over again.

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  1. Terri:

    Thank you for your lovely review of Mayra's latest children's book. We appreciate your time!

    All the best,


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