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Author Turner, Barrie Carson, 1951-

Title Carnival of the animals by Saint-Saëns / commentary by Barrie Carson Turner ; illustrations by Sue Williams.

Imprint New York : H. Holt, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Children's Non-fiction    j 784.2185 Saint-Saens,C TUR    Available
Edition 1st American ed.
Description 45 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.).
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Classical music for kids
Classical music for kids.
Summary This book gives a one-page explanation of each part of this piece by Saint-Saens; the accompanying CD contains the music. The animals are having a carnival, and the guests are arriving. There's the majestic lion, the braying mules, the dancing elephant, and the bouncy kangaroos. Even the fossils join in with a fast and rattly dance. Everyone is invited! Nearly 150 years ago, the composer Camille Saint-Saeuml's was asked by his pupils to write a musical joke for them. He wrote the Carnival of the Animals, a piece people enjoyed so much that it has now become one of Saint-Saeuml's most famous works. This accessible commentary, in a picture-book format, helps children follow each section of Saint-Saeuml's classic piece while they listen to the CD. Whimsical illustrations, a simple text, and evocative melodies create an ideal introduction for young children to the world of classical music.
Note Originally published: London : Macmillan Children's Books, 1998.
Subject Saint-Saëns, Camille, 1835-1921. Carnaval des animaux -- Juvenile literature.
Saint-Saens, Camille, 1835-1921. Carnival of the animals.
Added Author Williams, Sue, 1964- illustrator.
ISBN 0805061800

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