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Children's Fiction Music

Curiosity Killed the Cat!

Franz Schubert

other primary creator Colm Feore & I. Musici de Montréal

by (author) Ana Gerhard

illustrated by Marie Lafrance

Publisher
The Secret Mountain
Initial publish date
Sep 2021
Category
Music, Europe
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9782925108672
    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price
    $22.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4

Description

Travel through time following a charming little mouse called Minim who loves cheese and music. The setting is a lively open-air café on a beautiful spring day after a long, hard winter. In the midst of people talking and laughing, a very strange fellow sits by himself, book in hand, reading a poem about a trout swimming joyfully in a brook. The small rodent spots a scrumptious piece of gruyere on the floor next to the man’s table and is completely oblivious to the fact that it’s being used as bait for a mousetrap. Fortunately, before he can sink his teeth into the cheese, he is quickly lifted off the floor by the odd-looking daydreamer… who happens to be Franz Schubert! A brilliant composer who has no qualms about making time for the little things in life. 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 “Trout Quintet” (“Forellenquintett”) A unique code for the digital download of the recordings and a printable file of the illustrated story is also included.

About the authors

Timothy Findley is one of Canada’s best-loved and most enduring writers. He is the author of numerous best-selling novels, short story collections and plays. His awards include the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the Edgar Award, and the Canadian Booksellers Assocation Author of the Year Award. Timothy Findley divides his time betwen his new Stratford, Ontario, home and the south of France. His best-selling novels include The Wars, Not Wanted on the Voyage, Headhunter, and The Telling of Lies. Timothy Findley was born in 1930 in Toronto. As a young man, he studied dance and later, with considerable success, acting. With his third novel, The Wars 鴅7), Findley received both recognition as a major Canadian writer and the Governor General’s Award. During this early stage of his writing career, Findley also wrote scripts for television, radio, and film. Findley’s work has been widely translated and he has achieved and international reputation. His awards and honours include the Canadian Authors Association Award, the Order of Canada, and the Trillium Award, and he has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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Marie Lafrance est née à Québec. Après des études en graphisme et un long séjour aux États-Unis, elle décide de se consacrer à l'illustration. Ses œuvres lui ont valu des nominations au prix du Gouverneur général et elle a remporté le Prix Ruth et Sylvia Schwartz de littérature jeunesse pour le livre Une poule pour Izzy Pippik qu'elle a illustré. Marie vit à Montréal.

 

MARIE LAFRANCE has spent her whole life drawing pictures, at first to keep from biting her nails, then for magazines, newspapers, posters, billboards and board games. Now she illustrates picture books, including The Lady with the Books, Oscar Lives Next Door, and Bunny the Brave War Horse. Her book A Hen for Izzy Pippik won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award. Marie lives in Montreal, Quebec.

 

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