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Superstar violinist Joshua Bell is once again the subject of a children's book: The Dance of the Violin, written by Kathy Stinson and illustrated by Dušan Petricic. Released today, this is Bell's second appearance in a children's book, the first being The Man With the Violin, released a year ago by the same author and illustrator, retelling the story of Bell's famous busking experement in a Washington D.C. Metro station 10 years ago. The book is based on a real-life episode in Bell's life, when at age 12, he performed at the Stulberg International String Competition. That year, despite the flub, Bell placed third, playing Edouard Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole. The following year he returned and won the competition.

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