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Blue and Red Make Purple
Blue and Red Make Purple

Blue and Red Make Purple

A musical journey with Jennifer Gasoi

Illustrated by Steve Adams, By Jennifer Gasoi



48 Pages, 8.25 x 8

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: October 2016

ISBN 9782924217795

Rights: US & CA

The Secret Mountain (Oct 2016)

Price: $16.95


A Grammy winner's songs for children, steeped in roots music traditions

Winner:2016 Parents' Choice Gold Award2016 National Association of Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA)This book with a CD of irresistible songs offers children the opportunity to discover the different colors of Gasoi's jazz-driven music, a melding of many styles including bluegrass, blues, cajun, calypso, and klezmer. Blue and Red Make Purple is catchy, tuneful, playful, and totally endearing! Notes highlighting the history, instruments and unique characteristics of each musical genre along with listening suggestions accompanying each song. 


"A solid balance of entertainment and education, with a neat beat." —Kirkus Reviews

"Delightful music-forward title." —

"A truly impressively 'kid friendly' and engaging picture book/CD combination." —Julie Summers, Midwest Book Review

Author Biography

Steve Adams has illustrated several books for children, including the award-winning picture book The Boy Who Grew Flowers. He lives in Montreal. Jennifer Gasoi is a Grammy Award winning and two-time Juno nominated musician. She performed for two consecutive years at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and has released two self-produced children's albums. She presently lives in Montreal.