List Price: $16.99 (Hardcover - Three Folktales / Afro-Caribbean / Celtic / Native American - 1999)
Ashay's Price: $16.99
Description: Celebrate the storytellers who tell the tales-- whether in words, pictures, music, or all three A willful boy and a dancing witch go to clamorous lengths to win a magic fiddle.... A maiden imprisoned by her cold-hearted brother is rescued by the power of love.... A quest for knowledge leads three boys on an unforgettable journey.... Inspired by Afro-Caribbean, Celtic, and Native American lore, this engaging trio of original stories comes to vivid life in stunning, collage-like illustrations by Kristen Balouch. In addition, each story has been interpreted through specially commissioned music (available on a separate CD or cassette from Sony Classical*) by three of today's most well known composers--Wynton Marsalis, Patrick Doyle, and Edgar Meyer. The result is a unique storytelling experience that also provides the most refreshing way in which to introduce children to classical music since Peter and the Wolf. Kristen Balouch is a designer and illustrator. This is her first book for children. Wynton Marsalis is a Pulitzer prize-winning composer, musician, and author of two previous books on music: Sweet Swing Blues on the Road and Marsalis on Music (32 pgs) Ages 4-8
Ashay says, "For those who enjoy good old fashioned storytelling, these three stories will surely satisfy your appetite. And kids will enjoy the characters and the stories too."
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 9.1 x 0.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces