The Master Violinmaker, Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1993 ISBN 0-395-65365-7
Illustrated with photographs by David O. Saunders
32 pages Grades 3-8 Hardcover
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John Larrimore holds a maple board between his thumb and finger. He taps it. The best pieces of wook ring like a bell. When he hears that clear, pure sound, Larrimore knows that he can begin.
In simple text and striking full-color photographs, The Master Violinmaker captures a skilled craftsman at work. Using traditional tools and methods that have been handed down for hundreds of years, Larrimore cuts and plands and carves, turning a few carefully-chosen pieces of maple and spruce into a creaceful instrument that sings with a strong, sweet voice. This book is a vivid and satisfying introduction to a very special art.
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