A boy s passion for music unlocks a painful secret and draws his family together in a multilayered tale by an outstanding author-illustrator pair. Like any young boy, Paolo becomes obsessed with what he can t have in his case, a violin. Hidden away in his parents room, it beckons the boy to release the music inside it. The music leads Paolo to a family secret, a story of World War II that changed the course of his parents lives. But once the truth is told, the family is reunited in a way no one had thought possible. From Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman comes a story about sharing the joy of music from one generation to the next and about music s power to transform and heal."
Michael Morpurgo, British Children s Laureate from 2003 to 2005 and the author of more than ninety books, collaborated with Michael Foreman on SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT and BEOWULF. He lives in Devon, England. Michael Foreman, one of the world s leading illustrators, is the author-illustrator of MICHAEL FOREMAN'S PLAYTIME RHYMES and MIA'S STORY. He lives in London."