A Delicious Taste of Mozzarella! – April 2021
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaïkovsky
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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. Join him on his vacation adventure in the country with Sasha and Bobik as they spend time with their favourite uncle, none other than Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. This summer, the brilliant composer has offered them a gift they didn’t expect, one that will last forever and bring happiness to children all over the world!
In addition to an illustrated story and introductory notes on the composer, this album features recordings of the narrated story and the performances of the compositions German Song, March of the Wooden Soldiers, Babayaga, The Witch Baba Yaga, and Kamarinskaya from Album for the Young.
MUSICAL PICTURE BOOK 978-2-924774-83-0
Pub Date: 2021
Ages: 7 to 9 / Grades 2 to 5
Keywords: Classical music / history / mouse / gift
Hardcover book (6.5” x 9.75”, 32 pages) with CD (12 minutes / 5 recordings) and unique digital download code
$ 22.95 CND / $ 16.95 USD / 19.50 €
Ana Gerhard studied as a concert pianist at the Mexican National Conservatory. She has taught piano for several years and has hosted numerous radio programs dedicated to the promotion of classical music. Her previous works on introducing classical music to children have all received a Parents’ Choice Award in the US.
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 (12 minutes) + a MP3 download code.
Illustrated book with recordings of the narration and music (for iPad and iPhone)
Price: $ 7.99 CND
DIGITAL MUSIC ALBUM
Recordings of the narration and music plus a printable PDF file of the illustrated story
Price: $ 4.99 CND