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Shefelman, Janice Jordan.
New York : Random, 2010
IL 3-6, RL 3.6
ISBN 0375858814
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Set in 18th century Venice, we meet Anna Maria, the daughter of a nenowned violin maker.  A dying wish was that Anna Maria go to the Pieta Orphanage where she will be able to study violin with none other than Antonio Vivaldi.  But things are not wonderful for her.  A rival violinist takes Anna Maria's violin and throws it in the canal.    Will she ever be able to get over the loss of her father's gift to her?
SUBJECTS:     Violin -- Fiction.
                        Orphans -- Fiction.
                        Vivaldi, Antonio, 1678-1741 -- Fiction.
                        Conduct of life -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Venice (Italy) -- History -- Fiction.
                        Italy -- History -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.

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