Book Size: 9.5" x 12"
Imprint: Crocodile Books
Illustrated by: Elisa Paganelli
Illustrations: Full Color Illustrations
Release date: October 2020
Foreword by: Sir Simon RattleCategory: Children's Books
How to Build an Orchestra
By Mary Auld • Illustrated by Elisa Paganelli$ 18.95
“[A]n inspired book that will motivate young readers to learn more about orchestral instruments and the wonder of the music an orchestra can make.”
About this book
Find out what makes up an orchestra and learn about its different instruments!
A beautifully illustrated book produced in association with the London Symphony Orchestra
This wonderfully illustrated story follows a conductor who is auditioning each instrument for his orchestra, building to a performance of two pieces of classical music. With links to downloadable music, follow our conductor on his journey and discover the beautiful music of an orchestra.
With pictograms of a full-size symphony orchestra and information on all of the instruments and music featured, as well as a foreword by Sir Simon Rattle, renowned Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra, this is the must-have book on the makeup of an orchestra and its instruments for children aged 7 .Brand: Mary Auld
“Lively, very informative title … Auld introduces each section and instrument; describes how each instrument works, how it sounds, and what role it plays in orchestral music … Most helpful and pleasing is the ‘Listen!’ prompts … Paganelli’s friendly cartoon artwork in a muted palette depicts the instruments; the individual performers, who are refreshingly diverse in body shape and skin tone … the depth of material about orchestral performance would make this comfortably at home on a nonfiction shelf.”
—Booklist, Starred Review
“Appealing and informative—a perfect harmony … Conductor Simon auditions musicians, introduces their instruments, and builds an ensemble modeled on the London Symphony Orchestra. This well-organized introduction to the symphony orchestra features clear explanations, lively illustrations of players and their instruments, and examples of the sounds of particular instruments from LSO performances (available for download via a QR code). There are also two full pieces, Ravel’s ‘Boléro’ and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 … Both auditioners and performers are racially diverse … (glossary, index) (Informational picture book. 6-10)” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review