April 2018

Fiddle around with this month’s musical Cricket.

Whether or not you play the violin, you’ll be touched by the story of the Violins of Hope—a collection of instruments played during the Holocaust—and by the memoir of a musical prodigy who mastered the violin as a young girl but, oppressed by her rigid classical training, developed a freer and happier method.

You’ll also canoe river rapids, dive into a rescue at sea, enjoy a tale about a Japanese river monster, and sail with a family of pirates.  

There’s a new story contest about the power of music, and Muffin and Pussywillow play a prank on Ladybug. April Fool!