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Mogura no Vaiolin
Mole Music
David McPhail
Translated from English by Tomoso Nonaka
Poplar Publishing (Feb 2006)
ISBN 4-591-09099-X / 32 pages / 1200yen
"Mole lived all alone underground.  He spent his days digging tunnels and his evenings watching TV -- but his life seemed somehow unfulfilled.  One day he decides to play the violin, and slowly creates his own music that reaches the disharmonious world and brings people a peace of mind." This best-selling children's book was beautifully written and illustrated by McPhail, and translated into Japanese with a lyric touch by Tomoso Nonaka.