Mole Music by David McPhail

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A Junior Library Guild Selection.

A Children's Book-of-the-Month Club Selection.

Mole has always led a simple life, but he begins to think that something is missing. When he hears a violin playing for the first time, he longs to make beautiful music. At first, Mole can only make horrible screeching noises on the new violin he gets, but he practices and practices. Finally, his patience and dedication are rewarded. Mole creates a magical gift that unbeknownst to him has the power to erase hatred from the hearts of all who hear his music.

About David McPhail

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David McPhail is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the popular "Pig Pig" series. He lives with his family in Newburyport, Massachusetts.
Published March 30, 2001 by Live Oak Media. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography. Fiction

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In a starred review, PW said, "McPhail's delicate watercolor-and-ink paintings work seamlessly in tandem with the words to deliver a truly resonant mess

Oct 01 2001 | Read Full Review of Mole Music

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In this tender-hearted picture book, McPhail (Tinker and Tom and the Star Baby) goes underground--literally--to explore the restorative powers of music. Mole feels something is missing from his life,

Mar 15 1999 | Read Full Review of Mole Music

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