Darius is to do his school project by following a violin maker and shadowing him before writing an essay on what a violin maker does. While there he discovers a violin that glows blue in the cabinet of the violin maker. He is drawn to it and takes it from the cabinet where he discovers the violin has magical powers.
I enjoyed this book. I liked Darius, a quiet sensitive boy, who has a way with the violin. He knows nothing of the history of the violin but has figured out what the violin can do if used correctly. He also learns what happens when it is used wrong. I enjoyed learning the thoughts of the violin maker, Archibald. I loved Queenie who lived in the orphanage with Darius. She was funny.
This was a quiet find of mine. I'm glad I found it amongst my many books.