There is no better way to introduce children to classical music than with Prokofiev's 50-year-old musical fairy tale Peter and the Wolf. And this is the definitive book and cassette to do it with.
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European comics artist Miguelanxo Prado describes his two life passions as "listening to and inventing stores, as well as painting." In this adaptation of the classic folk tale by Sergei Prokofiev, Prado combines these passions into a glorious work of art. The soft, shadowy colors give this redition of Peter and the Wolf the look of something from another time and place. The book begins with two full-page paintings. The first is Peter, the duck, the cat, and the bird staring into the dark woods; the point of view is from behind them, with the reader staring into the woods with them. Turn the page and you'll see the same scene from the opposite point of view, from within the woods, looking out at them. The depiction is powerfully stirring, and as Prado himself says in his introduction: "While folk tales are usually meant for children, they nonetheless possess a fascinating, evocative power for adults." Whether Peter and the Wolf is for you or your child, Prado's version is a great addition to your bookshelf.From the Inside Flap:
A series of 112 dramatic picture frames illuminate the story of how Peter and his friends, each represented by a different musical instrument, outsmart the Wolf and then lead a triumphant procession back to Peter's cottage. The accompanying 25-minute audio cassette features eloquent narration and Prokofiev's splendid music. Praised by School Library Journal for its richness and full characterizations, this handsome package makes a classic gift for any child.
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Book Description Knopf. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0394884183 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1932992