Music flows from page to page in wispy swirls of colour, entrancing the young boy, Dylan. While he strains to hear it, the rest of the busy world rushes past this wondrous sound, leaving in its wake a set of harsh noises. Black, angular shapes representing the raucous city life, contrast with the colourful, flowing lines that come from the violinist. Graceful descriptions seek to capture the essence of this melodious sound, as well as the impact it has on the boy. These words sing in our ears, until the real world crashes in with its onomatopoeic words. All ends well though, for the boy is once again swept off his feet, literally embraced by the lines of music. The book is based on a true event, an experiment that showed how, even for one of the finest musicians in the world, most people will not take the time to appreciate it in their daily lives. This realization is sad, however, rather than focusing on this, the author ends on a positive note. Dylan finally convinces his mother to stop and listen.

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