A Delicious Taste of Mozzarella!
PYOTR LLYICH TCHAÏKOVSKY
Story Ana Gerhard Illustrations Marie Lafrance Music 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,” “The Witch Baba Yaga,” and “Kamarinskaya” from Album for the Young.
A wonderful introduction to great composers, and, as Minim shows, just what the spirit needs today! SCHOOL NEWS ROLL CALL
Pub Date: 2021
Ages: 5 to 9 / Grades 1 to 5
Keywords: Classical Music / History / Mouse / Family
Ana Gerhard studied as a concert pianist at the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City and is a renowned music educator. In addition to writing the Little Stories of Great Composers series, she is a four-time recipient of the Parents’ Choice Award for Little Creatures, Listen to the Birds, Simply Fantastic, and Amazing Water.
I Musici de Montréal is a Canadian chamber orchestra founded in 1984 by cellist and conductor Yuli Turovsky. This permanent collective of 15 musicians has a broad repertoire that ranges from baroque to contemporary music.
Colm Feore achieved fame as one of Canada’s premiere stage actors, playing virtually all of Shakespeare’s leading men over numerous seasons of the Stratford Festival. While he continues his work on stage, he also frequently appears on television and film. He is particularly well-known for his supporting roles in notable Hollywood productions Chicago, Thor, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, House of Cards and The Umbrella Academy.
Marie Lafrance studied graphic arts, etching, and worked as a printmaker before going on to illustrate children’s books. Over her career she’s earned three nominations for the Governor General’s Literary Award, and she recently received the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award for A Hen for Izzy Pippik.