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*Passing the Music Down* by Sarah Sullivan, illustrated by Barry Root
Passing the Music Down
by Sarah Sullivan, illustrated by Barry Root
Ages 5-8 32 pages Candlewick May 2011 Hardcover    

When a young Appalachian boy meets an old-time fiddle player, a relationship begins that results in a long-term friendship.

Always fascinated by the fiddle, the boy develops, under the manís care and instruction, into a very gifted musician. From playing on the front porch to performing at folk festivals, the two carry on the tradition of passing music down from one generation to another.

A lyrical story inspired by the lives of renowned fiddlers Melvin Wine and Jake Krack, whose friendship spanned decades, this is a warmhearted ode to American folk music.
 


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