This is a really inspirational story of a teacher who believes in the talents of their pupil. When Mr. Brand first meets Will at the local Story Time he just knows he has a talent for music and is delighted to bump into him a few years later at school. Although Will’s family have their objections, Mr. Brand encourages Will to practise the violin. This is something that comes very easily to Will and he quickly shows his talent and his ‘remarkable ear’ for the rhythms and melodies he produces. Will also overcomes his reservations about continuing to practise at secondary school, with the help of the cooks, and eventually meets similar children with musical talents. This is a story of determination and shows how hard work and perseverance leads to positive results.
Quiz: Ruby 109 + Multiple choice version
Publisher: Barrington Stoke 2020
Themes: Music, Dyslexia-friendly
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