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The Cello of Mr. O By Jane Cutler Greg Couch,

  • Title: The Cello of Mr. O
  • Author: Jane Cutler Greg Couch
  • ISBN: 9780525461197
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When a concert cellist plays in the square for his neighbors in a war besieged city, his priceless instrument is destroyed by a mortar shell, but he finds the courage to return the next day to perform with a harmonica.
    The Cello of Mr O When a concert cellist plays in the square for his neighbors in a war besieged city his priceless instrument is destroyed by a mortar shell but he finds the courage to return the next day to perform

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    1. In this beautiful, touching story, we see the world through a young girl in a war ravaged city and find love, community, and kindness through the smallest of gestures A testament to finding humanity in even the darkest of times.

    2. Mr O is a grumpy old neighbor who plays his cello in his apartment When the city is ravaged by war, he takes his act outside to comfort all around When the cello is destroyed, he continues with his harmonica.

    3. Having just finished the astounding Pax by Sara Pennybaker and the equally as stunning Salt to the Sea by Ruta Septys, I found The Cello of Mr O by Jane Cutler to be an excellent companion piece to both All deal with the harsh consequences of war as seen through the eyes of some of the innocent victims of war children.Left behind while the men, including her father, are off fighting the war, a young girl tells of the accompanying fears and suffering and loss that she and other children, women, a [...]

    4. The cover of this book is very deceiving I thought this was going to be a heart warming story about a little girl who found the passion to play a cello That theory quickly turned around as I was wrong They story is about a little girl who is stuck in a war zone city There are run down buildings and glass in the streets No one has heat or electricity The only time her and her family go outside is to go fetch water because they have none Mr O and older man who lives in her family s apartment build [...]

    5. How on earth could anyone publish this book without including mention of the real life cellist of Sarajevo Just stupid Probably should hunt down Echoes from the Square which was produced with the real cellist s cooperation.

    6. This is a book about how music can keep you going even at the worst of times During an unnamed war a young girl s neighborhood is cut off from supplies but one of her neighboors plays music for them everyday to improve everyones spirits I would use this book to talk to my class about courage, and about how one small act can make a big difference for someone.

    7. This straightforward story of hardship and hope reminds us that war may not deter human weakness but neither can it deter human strength.Listen to our chat about this book on our JustOneMoreBook Children s Book Podcast justonebook 2006 1

    8. I cried when I read this book to my children It was so bleak to read about a worn torn town where hope was diminishing on a daily basis, yet the story itself was so powerful and uplifting, a wonderful glimpse into the power of humanity and kindness.

    9. While a good book, this is definitely one for older kids not so much my four year old It s about war and loss and devastation, but also courage and the indomitable human spirit.The illustrations are beautiful.

    10. One of my very favorite children s books A bittersweet story with beautiful illustrations It isn t a typical children s book It s quite unlike any other children s book I ve read but I love it.

    11. I don t cry easily in books, but when Mr.O s cello is blown up I was surprised to find a little tear slide down, it s a very touching children s book I loved it.

    12. What a beautiful book about the courage and inspiration of one man and his impact on the people around him.

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