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Story and songs Gilles Vigneault Illustrations Stéphane Jorisch Singers Coral Egan, Thomas Hellman, Paul Campagne, Ndidi O and Jessica Vigneault 

Read-Along, Sing-Along Collection

The tale of an improbable group of musicians who come together to play their instruments in old Kyoto. The curious cast includes banjo-playing cane-wielding Joe from “Cajun land,” his Japanese wife adorned in a floral kimono, their Spanish friends, and a Buddhist monk.

The narrated story is followed by recordings of the songs “Sunday in Kyoto” and “1,2,3, ABCD”.

As a member of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, Gilles Vigneault is hailed as one of Canada’s most influential music figures of the 20th century, especially as a champion Québécois folksinger. His work often evokes his great love of nature and the passion he has for his hometown of Natashquan, a remote, windswept village on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. He has received numerous distinctions including the “Grand prix du disquiet de l’Académie Charles-Cros” in France and the “Médaille Vermeil” offered by the City of Paris.

Stéphane Jorisch is a four-time winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Ruth Schwartz Children’s Book Award and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award. He has also created set designs for Le Cirque du Soleil.


28 page illustrated hardcover book, 8″ X 8″ format, with an appended music CD containing 14 songs (55 minutes)

Price: 22.95 $ Prix

  • USD: 17.85$
  • EUR: 14.29 €
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14 songs plus printable PDF file of the illustrations and song lyrics
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1 narrated and illustrated story followed by 2 songs (for iPad and iPhone)
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