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Songs in the Shade of the Flamboyant Tree
French Creole Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes
Compiled by: Chantal Grosléziat Producer: Paul Mindy Illustrated by: Laurent Corvaisier

Compiled by :

Chantal Grosléziat ,

Producer :

Paul Mindy ,

Illustrated by :

Laurent Corvaisier

ISBN:

9782923163826

Product Form:

Hardcover

Form detail:

Picture book
Hardcover , Picture book
English

Audience:

Juvenile: Interest age, years 3 - 5, US school grade range P - K
Jun 01, 2012
$22.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

203.2 x 209.55 x 10.16 mm | 0.8 lb

Page Count:

52 pages

Illustrations:

Includes Audio CD
The Secret Mountain
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Caribbean & Latin America

Through colorful tunes and splashy illustrations reminiscent of the vibrant flamboyant tree, this collection celebrates life’s passages and various island rituals in the tropical isles of Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, and Reunion. Lyrics are reproduced in the original French Creole dialects and translated into English, followed by notes on the origin and cultural context of each song. The accompanying CD features 30 traditional songs recorded with indigenous acoustic instruments and exquisitely performed by women, men, and children. This uplifting, enchanting production captures the joie de vivre evoked in the original repertoire, making it an absolute delight to musical ears.

​• PARENTS’ CHOICE RECOMMENDED AWARD
• GELETT BURGESS CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO CHILDREN’S MUSIC


Chantal Grosléziat is a musician and an educator who has spent more than 30 years exploring the effect of music on children. She is the author of several books, including Songs from the Baobab, the series Bébés chasseurs des sons (Babies Are Sound Hunters), and the award-winning book and CD collection Contes et berceuses (Stories and Lullabies). Paul Mindy is a percussionist, a singer, a composer, and an arranger who received the Georges Brassens Prize in recognition of his Brazilian music. He has accompanied noted musicians such as Richard Galliano, Carlo Rizzo, and Baden Powell. Laurent Corvaisier is a painter, an illustrator, and an instructor at the École Nationale Supérieur des Arts Décoratifs in France. He has illustrated more than 100 children's books, including Gollo and the Lyon, which have been translated into several languages.

"A sense of joy radiates from both the book and the accompanying musical performances." —Publishers Weekly (July 2, 2012)

"The outstanding vocal and instrumental performers hail from Haiti, Guadaloupe, Martinique, and Reunion Island. . . . An excellent introduction to these cultures' traditions." —School Library Journal (September 2012)

"The great song selection, engaging performances, and rich song details make the Songs in the Shade of the Flamboyant Tree book/CD set a must-have in any open-minded home, library, and classroom." —Warren Truitt, about.com

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