Story Ana Gerhard Illustrations Marie Lafrance Musical Recordings I Musici de Montréal Narration Colm Feore
Travel through time following a charming little mouse called Minim who loves cheese and music. The setting is a lively open-air café on a beautiful spring day after a long, hard winter. In the midst of people talking and laughing, a very strange fellow sits by himself, book in hand, reading a poem about a trout swimming joyfully in a brook. The small rodent spots a scrumptious piece of gruyere on the floor next to the man’s table and is completely oblivious to the fact that it’s being used as bait for a mousetrap. Fortunately, before he can sink his teeth into the cheese, he is quickly lifted off the floor by the odd-looking daydreamer…who happens to be Franz Schubert! A brilliant composer who has no qualms about making time for the little things in life.
In addition to an illustrated story and introductory notes on the composer, the book is accompanied by a CD featuring recordings of the narrated story and the performance of the composition “Trout Quintet” (“Forellenquintett”).
MUSICAL PICTURE BOOK 978-2-925108-75-7
Pub Date: 2021
Ages: 5 to 9 / Grades 1 to 5
Keywords: Classical music / history / mouse / Spring
Hardcover book (6.5” x 9.75”, 32 pages) with CD (15 minutes / 2 recordings) and unique digital download code
$ 22.95 CND / $ 16.95 USD / 19.50 €