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Children's Fiction Music

That’s My Piano, Sir!

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

other primary creator I Musici de Montréal & Colm Feore

by (author) Ana Gerhard

illustrated by Marie Lafrance

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

    ISBN
    9782924774823
    Publish Date
    Mar 2021
    List Price
    $22.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4

Description

He is no ordinary boy, sporting a white wig and elegantly dressed in red velvet, on his way to playing several concerts in the city. To the surprise of all, he proudly begins to play with his sister for the tired customs officer and gloomy dockworkers. The evening air begins to glisten and soon, everyone’s faces are beaming, their ears ringing with music! Included are introductory notes on the composer along with recordings of the narrated story and the composition “The Little Night Music” (“Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”). A unique code for the digital download of the recordings is also included.

About the authors

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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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Editorial Reviews

"That's My Piano, Sir!: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a thoroughly charming and unreservedly recommended addition to family, elementary school, and community library music themed picture books for young readers ages 7-9." —Midwest Book Review

"I loved listening to the pieces chosen for this book." —Marysa, A Nation of Moms

"Seems to me that if you’re going to make a video out of a picture book that relies heavily on music, you need to put your back into it. Give it all you’ve got. Some gusto! Some pizzazz! And in the case of today’s video premiere, make it feel like it comes from one of my favorite childhood shows, Reading Rainbow. Why did I invoke Reading Rainbow earlier? Because this particular video reminds me of when that show would mildly animate picture books and get a celebrity to do the narration. Case in point, this is narrated by Colm Feore, which may not excite anyone but my Stratford Festival-loving family (on non-COVID years we are always trekking out to Ontario) where we have seen him perform multiple times. And now, for your viewing pleasure, That’s My Piano, Sir!" —School Library Journal

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