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Story by Patrick Lacoursière Illustrated by Sylvie Bourbonnière Performed by Bïa, Marco Calliari, Hart-Rouge, Paul Kunigis, Penny Lang, Luc Lopez, Muna Mingole, Zal Idrissa Sissokho and Lynda Thalie

The mellifluous sounds of world music lullabies resonate from Belgium to Brazil within this picture book-CD set of 14 songs. Able voices bring songs from places like Italy, Cameroon, Indonesia, the Seychelles, Israel, Germany and Occitania, sung in the language of the country, granting the mind’s eye incentive for adventure. The richly-hued earth tones found in the book’s illustrations that go with the bedtime story, presented in English, French and Spanish, bare the cultural ambience of the title. Babies can drift off to dreamland with melodies expertly performed by a breathtaking 30 different instruments.

Various timbres of voices and instruments reflect the country of origin, the recordings are skillfully arranged. L’HEURE JOYEUSE

STORYBOOK – MUSIC CD 978-2-923163-52-9
Pub Date: 2008
Ages 2 to 7
Keywords: world music, night, travel, dream
Hardcover book (8”x 8”, 36 pages) with CD (48 minutes / 13 songs)
$22.95 CAD / $16.95 USD / € 19.50

Patrick Lacoursière was an actor, producer and journalist in Western Canada before writing the award-winning collection Dream Songs Night Songs.

Sylvie Bourbonnière has seen her works used by The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune and People Magazine. She has also illustrated several children’s books including Tales from the Isle of Spice and Contes d’Afrique.

STORYBOOK – MUSIC CD

36 page illustrated hardcover book, 8″ X 8″ format, with an appended music CD containing 13 songs (48 minutes)

Price: 22.95 $ Prix

  • USD: 17.94$
  • EUR: 15.23 €
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DIGITAL MUSIC ALBUM

13 songs plus printable PDF file of the illustrations and song lyrics
Price: 9.99 $ CDN

ENHANCED EBOOK

1 narrated and illustrated story followed by 2 songs (for iPad and iPhone)
Price: 7.99 $ CDN

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