Mole Music

Mole Music

Book - 1999
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A Junior Library Guild Selection.

A Children's Book-of-the-Month Club Selection.

Mole has always led a simple life, but he begins to think that something is missing. When he hears a violin playing for the first time, he longs to make beautiful music. At first, Mole can only make horrible screeching noises on the new violin he gets, but he practices and practices. Finally, his patience and dedication are rewarded. Mole creates a magical gift that unbeknownst to him has the power to erase hatred from the hearts of all who hear his music.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 1999.
ISBN: 9780805028195
Characteristics: [32] p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.


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forbesrachel Aug 21, 2012

Music can change the world!

sabinahorton Apr 12, 2012

I liked this book, but I agree with QoyaEcua1. It was sad. Poor mole never knew that everyone else liked his music, too.

However, my 2-year-old really liked this book. She was at the park the other day, rubbing a little stick across a big stick, humming, and then saying "I'm playing a simple song". I guess in the end, as long as you like the music you're playing, it doesn't matter if others are listening.

QoyaEcua1 Oct 25, 2011

You would think that being the music lover that I am I'd agree with the below comment but this story was a little sad too me. Then again I suppose it can resonate with some and actually be inspiring. It is a beautiful idea, but I couldn't stop feeling a great sadness for the mole. My 5 yr old liked it while my 7 yr old didn't.

Jul 22, 2011

Great story about the persistence needed in learning an instrument. A great story about the power of music!

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