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Selected by Misja Fitzgerald Michel Illustrations by Ilya Green Performances by Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Julie London, The Golden Gate Quartet, Fats Waller, Ray Charles, Audrey Hepburn, Mel Tormé, Kay Starr and Vaughn Monroe
The music of this classic jazz picture book with CD aptly conveys the mood of each season thru the legendary voices from the 1950s. Each melody creates a blissful way to lure the child to sleep. Songs like “Winter Weather,” “Moon River” and “It Might As Well Be Spring” make up this unique set. The childlike illustrations also add a whimsical dimension to this storybook. Biographical synopses and explanatory notes are included giving historical information on the artists and songs.
The highlights of this collection are the notes and the CD itself; jazz aficionados wishing to share their enthusiasm with their children may find it a useful vehicle. KIRKUS REVIEWS
STORYBOOK – MUSIC CD 978-2-923163-78-8
Pub Date: 2016
Ages 0 to 3
Keywords: Dreams / Maternity / Jazz / Lullabies
Hardcover book (8” x 8”, 44 pages) with CD (40 minutes / 13 songs)
$22.95 CDN / $16.95 USD
Contemporary jazz guitarist Misja Fitzgerald Michel‘s distinguished career spans more than two decades. His education begins at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris under the tutelage of François Jeanneau. He went on to hone his craft on the New York jazz circuit with fellow esteemed musicians Ravi Coltrane, Jim Hall, Billy Harper and Kenny Werner. His first album, Live at the Villa, was recorded in 1998 and he has performed since at various festivals around the world, including appearances at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.
After studying fine arts, Ilya Green began working professionally as an illustrator. She has produced over 30 books for children while being an active member of the visual artist collective Atelier Venture based in Marseille, France. The Bologna International Children’s Book Fair gave her a “Special Mention” for Les Rêves racontés aux petits curieux.