The Sad Story of Veronica: Who Played The Violin

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A darkly comic tale from Elmer creator David McKee

When Veronica learned to play the violin, at first she was awful. It was terrible for the neighbors. But she practiced, and her skill became so astonishing that she could move people and animals to tears—until everything changed with her trip to the deepest jungle.

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David McKee is one of the best-known illustrators of picture books, having created such modern classics such as the Elmer series. His first book was published in 1964, and his books are now published in more than 35 languages throughout the world.

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For optimists who wonder "why the streets are not full of happy dancing people," McKee's darkly comic tale offers some explanation. When Veronica begins violin lessons, the neighbors and even her teachers weep at the girl's sour notes. After she masters her instrument, however, she continues to bring her audience to tears with her sweet songs. Her adventurous soul leads her to abandon a concert career and journey to the "deepest darkest jungle," where her music has an opposite effect and sets the animals to dancing--until one fierce lion ruins the party. McKee's ( Who's a Clever Baby? ; the King Rollo series) busy illustrations depict an array of unusual perspectives and minute details that urge close inspection (alligator and cheetah couples moving cheek-to-cheek are not to be missed). The text's sudden, startling finish teeters on the absurd, but finally provokes more thoughtful consideration of Veronica's circumstances than laughs. Ages 5-9.
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