Amazing Water
Amazing Water

Amazing Water

An Introduction to Classical Music

By Ana Gerhard, Illustrated by Margarita Sada

7-9

JUVENILE FICTION

68 Pages, 8.25 x 8

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: June 2016

ISBN 9782924217696

Rights: US & CA

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Overview

Winner:2016 Parents' Choice Gold AwardA children's guidebook to the fantastical characters and creatures found in classical musicThe works of Vivaldi, Beethoven, Debussy, and others are introduced to children by demonstrating how water—the sea, rivers, fountains, and rainfall—has inspired the composers. An original and interesting way for younger listeners to discover amazing classical music, this book pairs three centuries of music history with stunning and evocative illustrations. The accompanying CD features 20 excerpts from various recordings performed by world-class luminaries, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, La Scala Chorus and Orchestra, and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. A glossary of musical terms and a short biography of each composer are also included.

Reviews

"The educational book + CD about classical music that actually is amazing." —Caroline, coolmompicks.com

Author Biography

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 dedicated to the promotion of classical music. Margarita Sada is an illustrator and a graphic designer. She is the illustrator of several books, including Guacamole. She lives in Mexico City.