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The Story Orchestra: Four Seasons in One Day Volume 1: Press the note to hear Vivaldi's music - The Story Orchestra (Hardback)Jessica Courtney-Tickle (illustrator)
The clouds rumble angrily and with a blast of lightning the sky cracks open! A second later, rain tumbles down…
A musical journey through a changing year, seen through the eyes of a child.
Discover what it would be like to travel through the four seasons in one day, following a little girl called Isabelle and her dog, Pickle, as they take on the adventure of a lifetime. As a sign of the changing seasons, Isabelle carries a little apple tree with her, and we see it bud, blossom and lose its leaves.
As each season changes the picture reveals a musical note to press and a 10 second sound clip from the original score of Vivaldi's Four Seasons plays to accompany the journey.
Illustrated by artist Jessica Courtney-Tickle, the book also features a biography of Vivaldi at the back along with a guide to the music.
We at Waterstones have been captivated by this new combination of storytelling and music. This is the first title in a series of sound books that bring classical music to life for young children and we can’t wait to see where the music will carry us off to next.
Publisher: Quarto Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 24
Dimensions: 265 x 304 mm
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“Something to enjoy every season”
A genius idea that has produced a truly beautiful book. The design and illustration gone into this is obviously intended as something for a keepsake.
The story is of a girl, her apple tree and dog Pickle travel... More
“Teach Children Seasons With Vivaldi!”
I am very impressed with this story set in the seasons using the music of Vivaldi to influence how children hear music.
Isabelle goes on an amazing journey with her puppy and apple tree.
The spring dawn chorus wakes... More
“A fantastic idea!”
This is a gorgeously illustarted and produced picture book for children.
I think the idea of incorporating parts of Vivaldi's Four Seasons into an illustrated book about the seasons is a fabulous idea. Although... More
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