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Story Ana Gerhard Narration Colm Feore Music I Musici de Montréal Illustrations Marie Lafrance
Travel through time following a charming little mouse called Minim who loves cheese and music. Join Minim 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 the illustrated story and intro- ductory notes on the composer, this enhanced ebook includes recordings of the narrated story and the performances of the compositions “German Song”, “March of the Wooden Soldiers”, “Babayaga, The Witch”, and “Kamarinskaya” from “Album for the Young”.
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.