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    A Delicious Taste of Mozzarella! Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky I Musici de Montréal, Colm Feore, Ana Gerhard, Marie Lafrance Canada
    9782924774830 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts Age (years) from 7 - 9, Grade (US) from 2 - 4 On Sale Date:October 01, 2020
    $22.95 CAD 171.45 x 241.3 x 10.16 mm | 0.6 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:40 The Secret Mountain
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      Travel through time following a charming little mouse called Minim who loves cheese and music. Join him on his vacation adventure in the country with Sasha and Bobik as they spend time with their favourite uncle, none other than Pyotr Ilyitch 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 an illustrated story and introductory notes on the composer, this book is accompanied by a CD featuring recordings of the narrated story and the performances of the compositions German Song, March of the Wooden Soldiers, Babayaga, The Witch Baba Yaga, and Kamarinskaya from Album for the Young.

      A unique code for digital download of the recordings is also included.

       

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      Ana Gerhard studied as a concert pianist at the Mexican National Conservatory. She has taught piano for several years and has hosted numerous radio programs. Marie Lafrance is one of Quebec's best-known illustrators and was a finalist of the Governor General's Literary Award. Colm Feore is one of Canada's premiere stage actors who has also frequently acted on television and in film. He is especially well-known for his supporting roles in notable Hollywood films The Sum of All Fears, The Chronicle of Riddick, and Pearl Harbor. I Musici de Montreal, a chamber orchestra founded in 1983, has released more than 40 recordings and performed in the past at New York City's Lincoln Centre, Tokyo's Kioi Hall, and Geneva's Victoria Hall.


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    Some Creatures Have All the Luck! Antonio Vivaldi I Musici de Montréal, Colm Feore, Ana Gerhard, Marie Lafrance Canada
    9782924774847 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts Age (years) from 7 - 9, Grade (US) from 2 - 4 On Sale Date:October 01, 2020
    $22.95 CAD 171.45 x 241.3 x 10.16 mm | 0.59 lb | 36 pages Carton Quantity:40 The Secret Mountain
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      Travel through time following a charming little mouse called Minim, who happens to love cheese and music. With great courage, he braves a cold Venetian winter night to visit an orphanage. His mission is to replace the tooth fairy by leaving a little gift under the pillow of each child. Little does he know that this task is fraught with danger. A tomcat is lurking about in the building, always on the lookout for his next meal. Luckily, it’s also home to the great composer Antonio Vivaldi, whose music will prove irresistible!

      In addition to an illustrated story and introductory notes on the composer, this book is accompanied by a CD featuring recordings of the narrated story and the performances of the composition Concerto for Winter from The Four Seasons.

      Unique code for digital download of the recordings is also included.

       

       


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      Ana Gerhard studied as a concert pianist at the Mexican National Conservatory. She has taught piano for several years and has hosted numerous radio programs. Marie Lafrance is one of Quebec's best-known illustrators and was a finalist of the Governor General's Literary Award. Colm Feore is one of Canada's premiere stage actors who has also frequently acted on television and in film. He is especially well-known for his supporting roles in notable Hollywood films The Sum of All Fears, The Chronicle of Riddick, and Pearl Harbor. I Musici de Montreal, a chamber orchestra founded in 1983, has released more than 40 recordings and performed in the past at New York City's Lincoln Centre, Tokyo's Kioi Hall, and Geneva's Victoria Hall.


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    That’s My Piano, Sir! Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart I Musici de Montréal, Colm Feore, Ana Gerhard, Marie Lafrance Canada
    9782924774823 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts Age (years) from 7 - 9, Grade (US) from 2 - 4 On Sale Date:October 01, 2020
    $22.95 CAD 171.45 x 241.3 x 10.16 mm | 0.6 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:40 The Secret Mountain
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      Travel through time following a charming little mouse called Minim who loves cheese and music. One day, he witnesses the arrival of a dapper, young Mozart and his family as they set foot on a dock one late, cold night. He is no ordinary boy, sporting a white wig and dressed in red velvet, on his way to playing several concerts in the city. To the surprise of all, he begins to play with his sister for the tired customs officer and gloomy dockworkers. The evening air comes to life, and soon, everyone’s faces are beaming, their ears ringing with music!

      In addition to an illustrated story and introductory notes on the composer, this book is accompanied by a CD featuring recordings of the narrated story and the performance of the composition A Little Night Music (“Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”).

      Unique code for digital download of the recordings is also included.

       


      Bio

      Ana Gerhard studied as a concert pianist at the Mexican National Conservatory. She has taught piano for several years and has hosted numerous radio programs. Marie Lafrance is one of Que´bec’s best-known illustrators and was a finalist of the Governor General’s Literary Award. Colm Feore is one of Canada's premiere stage actors who has also frequently acted on television and in film. He is especially well-known for his supporting roles in notable Hollywood films “The Sum of All Fears”, “The Chronicle of Riddick”, and “Pearl Harbor.” I Musici de Montréal, a chamber orchestra founded in 1983, has released more than 40 recordings and performed in the past at New York City’s Lincoln Centre, Tokyo’s Kioi Hall, and Geneva’s Victoria Hall.


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      "That's My Piano, Sir!: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a thoroughly charming and unreservedly recommended addition to family, elementary school, and community library music themed picture books for young readers ages 7-9." —Midwest Book Review

      "Seems to me that if you’re going to make a video out of a picture book that relies heavily on music, you need to put your back into it. Give it all you’ve got. Some gusto! Some pizzazz! And in the case of today’s video premiere, make it feel like it comes from one of my favorite childhood shows, Reading Rainbow. Why did I invoke Reading Rainbow earlier? Because this particular video reminds me of when that show would mildly animate picture books and get a celebrity to do the narration. Case in point, this is narrated by Colm Feore, which may not excite anyone but my Stratford Festival-loving family (on non-COVID years we are always trekking out to Ontario) where we have seen him perform multiple times. And now, for your viewing pleasure, That’s My Piano, Sir!" —School Library Journal
      "I loved listening to the pieces chosen for this book." —Marysa, A Nation of Moms
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    Sing Out! Six Classic Folk Songs for Tomorrow Sophie Casson, Sin and Swoon Canada
    9782924774854 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts Age (years) from 3 - 5, Grade (US) from P - K On Sale Date:September 01, 2020
    $22.95 CAD 184.15 x 254 x 17.78 mm | 1.41 lb | 176 pages Carton Quantity:20 The Secret Mountain
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      Folk songs such as “She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain," “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad,” and “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” take on lives of their own, becoming stand-alone stories featuring several zany characters, including an acrobatic pink-haired roller-skater girl, a straw hat-wearing unshaven hillbilly astronaut, a banjo-playing cow-loving weasel, and a hard-working monkey who happens to love dumplings! The accompanying recordings of these popular sing-along songs for kids highlight gifted singers and seasoned musicians, producing a fresh original sound for a new generation. A unique code for the digital download of the recordings is also included.
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      Sophie Casson studied graphic design at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She was a finalist for the 2011 Governor General’s Award (Children’s Literature—Illustration), and has won many awards both in Canada and the United States. Her illustrations have appeared in a wide range of magazines including Businessweek, The New York Times, Canadian Business, The Globe and Mail,Châtelaine, and L’actualité. She recently exhibited her work at the International Design House Exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan. Sin and Swoon is a duo made up of Ottawa Valley native Michael James O’Brien and Antigonish, Nova Scotia’s Michelle Tompkins. They have backed-up several popular Montreal acts in the past, notably Patrick Watson, The Barr Brothers, Plants and Animals, and Thus Owls. Their debut album, Did I turn the oven off?, came out in 2015.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
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      "Nearly everyone seems to be having a good time, and so will readers and listeners. On the included CD or MP3 files downloaded from the publisher’s website, Canadian singers Sin and Swoon (Michael O’Brien and Michelle Tompkins), accompanied by other musicians, offer catchy renditions just right for singing along." —Kirkus Reviews

      "Sing Out!: Six Classic Folk Songs for Tomorrow is especially and unreservedly recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library music themed picture book collections for children ages 3-7." —Midwest Book Review
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    9782924774878 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts Age (years) from 7 - 9, Grade (US) from 2 - 4 On Sale Date:May 01, 2021
    $22.95 CAD 209.55 x 203.2 mm | 40 pages Carton Quantity:40 The Secret Mountain
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      Xiaomi will never forget the magical sounds she heard one hot summer evening when the power went out in her family’s apartment building. It happened at day’s end while her parents were preparing dinner. Her father lit candles while suggesting they take out their musical instruments and descend to the yard to perform for their neighbors. He played the erhu and her mother the accordion while she danced. The songs made their way into each home, and soon, everyone joined the concert, laughing and singing under the moonlight: a joyful, music celebration that brought them together.

      The picture book is accompanied by a 12-minute CD with the narrated story and the theme song. A unique code for the digital download and a printable file of the illustrated story is included with this book-CD.


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      Han Han is a graduate of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. She has illustrated several popular children’s books in China including Peng Yi's The Monster Daddy and Yin Jianling’s Dragonfly, Dragonfly. She received the prestigious Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Award in 2015 for Summer Moonshine Concert.
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    Music All Around Lucía Cobo, Gema Sirvent
    9782924774861 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts Age (years) from 5 - 7, Grade (US) from K - 2 On Sale Date:April 01, 2021
    $22.95 CAD 209.55 x 203.2 mm | 48 pages Carton Quantity:40 The Secret Mountain
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      Sofia is off to her grandparents for the holidays. She leaves her seaside home, its singing waves and whispering sand knowing that the sounds of the forest await her. Amongst the dark pines and the majestic oaks, she’ll discover the music of the night, the songs of a fox, an owl and a wolf. At a clearing in the woods, she’ll feel the wind blowing as it does on the beach. She’ll wave her invisible baton to the stars, offering as a gift to the forest the music from the sea.

      The picture book is accompanied by a 12-minute CD with the narrated story and the theme song. A unique code for the digital download and a printable file of the illustrated story is included with this book-CD.

      Bio
      After graduating as an engineer, Lucía Cobo made a radical career change and worked for several years as a graphic designer. She then chose to study illustration at the Pablo Picasso School in A Coruña and has since created several picture books for children. Her most recent publication, A furgoneta branca, was released in 2019. Gema Sirvent obtained a master’s degree in translation and visual arts at the University of Alicante before becoming a freelance writer and editor. She is presently the editorial director of the publishing house Libre Albedrio and also hosts a weekly show about children’s literature on Candil Radio. Her most recent picture book, Cinematographico, came out in 2019.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
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      "The intricate illustrations are spellbinding, with every blade of grass and drop of rain rendered with precision." —Foreword Reviews

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