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Itzhak: A Boy Who Loved the Violin

By: Tracy Newman

Illustrator: Abigail Halpin

Before becoming one of the greatest violinists of all time, Itzhak Perlman was simply a boy who loved music. Raised by a poor immigrant family in a tiny Tel Aviv apartment, baby Itzhak was transformed by the sounds from his family’s kitchen radio—graceful classical symphonies, lively klezmer tunes, and soulful cantorial chants. The rich melodies and vibrant rhythms spoke to him like magic, filling his mind with vivid rainbows of color. After begging his parents for an instrument, Itzhak threw his heart and soul into playing the violin. Despite enormous obstacles—including a near-fatal bout of polio that left him crippled for life—Itzhak persevered, honing his extraordinary gift. When he performed on the Ed Sullivan Show at only 13, audiences around the world were mesmerized by the warmth, joy, and passion in every note.

Gorgeously illustrated, this picture-book biography recounts Itzhak’s childhood journey—from a boy with a dream to an internationally acclaimed violin virtuoso.

Author’s note. Illustrator’s note. Time line. Notes. Bibliography. Full-color illustrations rendered in watercolor and colored pencil, finished digitally.

ISBN: 9781419741104

JLG Release: Aug 2020


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Itzhak Perlman (1945– ) , Violinists , Biography , Jewish musicians , Music theory , Polio , Tel Aviv, Israel

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Book Details

ISBN

9781419741104

First Release

August 2020

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

B

Trim Size

11" x 9"

Page Count

40

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Abrams

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Itzhak Perlman (1945– ), Violinists, Biography, Jewish musicians, Music theory, Polio, Tel Aviv, Israel,

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