Blue and Red Make Purple & Under the Moon: Jazz Standards and Lullabies

Blue and Red Make Purple & Under the Moon: Jazz Standards and Lullabies

Two picture books with music are available this fall from
The Secret Mountain

 

More information is HERE.

Blue and Red Make Purple

 

Blue and Red Make Purple:

A Musical Journey with Jennifer Gasoi

 Illustrated by Steve Adams

 

Available on October 1, 2016

 

“A tour-de-force sampler of musical styles.”
~ a 2016 Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner!
 

“Bright and nimble…a solid balance of entertainment and education.”
~ Kirkus Reviews

 

 

This new book with CD offers young listeners a musical journey through the different colors of Grammy winner Jennifer Gasoi’s jazzy and world beat music. The colorful picture book, featuring original illustrations by Steve Adams, highlights the history, instruments and unique characteristics of each musical genre along with listening suggestions accompanying each song. Along the way, Gasoi offers readers a chance to create their own sounds, and discover more about the songwriting process itself. Full lyrics are also included in this delightful music-forward title.
View the trailer here.

 

 

 

Under The Moon

And, coming in November…

Under the Moon: Jazz Standards and Lullabies

 

The second title in The Secret Mountain’s new collection of jazz-infused music features 13 timeless songs evoking the seasons as recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone and Fats Walker, among others. The music was selected by Misja Fitzgerald Michel, a Paris-based jazz musician, and noted children’s illustrator Ilya Green created the colorful images in the 36-page hardcover book. View the trailer here.

 

 
 

The Secret Mountain offers a varied collection of lavishly illustrated educational storybooks and with music:www.thesecretmountain.com.  These two titles for children are newly available this fall:

Blue and Red Make Purple, with text and music by Grammy winning artist Jennifer Gasoi. This book-CD just won a Parents’ Choice Gold Award.

Under the Moon: Jazz Standards and Lullabies by Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone… by Paris based musician Misja Fitzgerald Michel, illustrated by Ilya Green. This one is available in US stores on November 1.

 

The Secret Mountain, celebrating 15 years of publishing music-forward children’s storybooks, also offers  a series of thematic popular titles focusing on classical music, including Amazing Water (released in June), Listen to the Birds, Simply Fantastic (both edited and selected by noted music educator Ana Gerhard) and Sleep Softly. The Montreal based publisher’s extensive catalog of award-winning storybooks with music also includes other award-winning titles:Songs from the Baobob (African Lullabies), Dreams Are Made for Children ( jazz standards and lullabies), A Duck in New York City by singer-songwriter Connie Kaldor and Tomorrow Is a Chance To Start Over (Hilary Grist).

Source:  Baret News

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