In The Golden Touch the team that created the children's operetta and picture book Time for Flowers, Time for Snow tackles the myth of King Midas - again with songs laughs and touching drama. Monty Python's Terry Jones reads Glen Huser's retelling of the classic tale of the foolish king whose lust for gold nearly costs him his family and his life.
Audio CD included
is the bestselling, critically acclaimed Governor General's Award-winning author of numerous books that have won multiple honours and awards. Born in Alberta, he now lives and writes in Vancouver, British Columbia.
A Governor General's Award-winning illustrator of numerous books, Philippe Béha was Canada's 2014 nomination for the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. He lives in Quebec.
has composed and arranged music for theatrical plays, multimedia projects, festivals and musical ensembles. His two children's operas received great critical acclaim in Greece.
"Combining beautiful art, a wry retelling of a classic tale, playful and informative song lyrics, and an accompanying CD of music performed in part by 200 Quebec schoolchildren, The Golden Touch is the newest release from the team behind the fabulous Time for Flowers, Time for Snow. While that earlier effort retold the story of Persephone, this time King Midas gets his turn. The book and music can be enjoyed separately, but the combination of the two elements is an immersive experience that will captivate many an otherwise fidgety kid."
— Quill & Quire