A Brilliant Plan!
FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN
Listen to an excerpt
Story Ana Gerhard Illustrations Marie Lafrance Musical Recordings I Musici de Montréal Narration Colm Feore
Travel through time following a charming little mouse called Minim who loves cheese and music. He has just spent an amazing summer in the country with his cousin Maxim. The meals have been fabulous, followed by delightful concerts with gifted musicians who are there to play for the prince and his guests. Autumn is now upon them and something has gone awry. The conductor has noticed that the members of the orchestra have grown tired and dearly miss their families. How shall he convey to the prince that the vacation has gone on for far too long? Only a brilliant composer like Joseph Haydn could come up with such a plan!
In addition to an illustrated story and introductory notes on the composer, the book is accompanied by a CD featuring recordings of the narrated story and the performance of the composition “Adagio Finale” from the “Farewell” symphony.
MUSICAL PICTURE BOOK 978-2-925108-68-9
Pub Date: 2021
Ages: 5 to 9 / Grades 1 to 5
Keywords: Classical music / history / mouse / holidays
Hardcover book (6.5” x 9.75”, 32 pages) with CD (15 minutes / 2 recordings) and unique digital download code
$ 22.95 CND / $ 16.95 USD / 19.50 €
Ana Gerhard studied as a concert pianist at the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City and is a renowned music educator. She is a four-time recipient of the Parents’ Choice Award for Little Creatures, Listen to the Birds, Simply Fantastic, and Amazing Water.
Founded in 1983, I Musici de Montréal is a chamber orchestra of 15 musicians that performs a vast repertoire extending from baroque to contemporary. The ensemble has released more than 40 recordings and presents a busy schedule of over 100 concerts per season throughout the world.
During numerous seasons at the Stratford Festival, Colm Feore achieved fame as one of Canada’s premiere stage actors, playing virtually all of Shakespeare’s leading men. While continuing his work on stage, he also frequently acted on television and in film. He is especially well-known for his supporting roles in notable Hollywood productions The Sum of All Fears, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and House of Cards.
Marie Lafrance studied graphic arts and etching, worked as a printmaker and has since illustrated many books for children. Her work has been nominated three times for the Governor General’s Literary Award, and she recently won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award for A Hen for Izzy Pippik.
MUSICAL PICTURE BOOK
32-page illustrated hardcover book, 6.5” x 9.75”, format, with an appended music CD featuring the recordings of the narration and music (15 minutes) + a MP3 download code.
$ 22.95 Prix
- USD: 16.60$
- EUR: $16.92
Illustrated book with recordings of the narration and music (for iPad and iPhone)
Price: $ 7.99 CND
Available November 2021