A Fiddle for Angus

A Fiddle for Angus Angus family is musical Everyone has their own instrument and everyone knows how to make music But Angus can only hum along to his family s playing and humming isn t good enough Angus wants to join h

  • Title: A Fiddle for Angus
  • Author: Budge Wilson
  • ISBN: 9780887765001
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Angus family is musical Everyone has their own instrument and everyone knows how to make music But Angus can only hum along to his family s playing, and humming isn t good enough Angus wants to join his family s orchestra.When Angus father tells him the family will give him an instrument, he can t choose until he hears the fiddle at a ceilidh But fiddling is hard heAngus family is musical Everyone has their own instrument and everyone knows how to make music But Angus can only hum along to his family s playing, and humming isn t good enough Angus wants to join his family s orchestra.When Angus father tells him the family will give him an instrument, he can t choose until he hears the fiddle at a ceilidh But fiddling is hard he can t make the music he wants With patience, practice, and lots of lessons, Angus fingers learn how to play, and the music inside him finds a way out.Budge Wilson s story will ring true for every young musician and is a fitting tribute to the music makers of Cape Breton.

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    1 thought on “A Fiddle for Angus”

    1. This beautiful, evocative homage to Nova Scotia and its tradition of ceilidh (musical get togethers that are often family based and generally informal in scope) sweetly and tenderly presents how wee Angus receives his first musical instrument (he is the youngest son of a Cape Breton family where everyone plays an instrument and makes sweet music together, for me, rather reminiscent of the internationally famous Rankin Family of folk musicians, who do hail from Cape Breton, and I also have to won [...]

    2. Charming and lovely. Simple plot makes the message clear. Love the details in the art, like the tablecloth print of apple cores, or Angus's yellow pull-over, or the boats in the harbor. Just can't like the way the faces are drawn, though.

    3. A simple but meaningful story about family bonds, music and traditions. It is made clear that playing an instrument requires patience and practice. The illustrations suit the narration perfectly and capture the atmosphere of Cape Breton's beautiful coast with its beaches and small villages.

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