Summoning The Phoenix

Summoning The Phoenix Book CoverChildren will be able to explore traditional Chinese instruments and relate to the challenges and rewards of learning to play a musical instrument as they follow twelve children who practice their instruments in preparation for a concert as all musician do. Lively poems convey each child’s unique experience learning to play their chosen traditional Chinese musical instrument. Sidebars featured with each poem give a more in-depth description of how the instrument sounds, how it is made, and how it feels to play. This musical journey is accompanied with vivid, warm pencil and digital illustrations all the way to the grand finale. An author’s note about Chinese music and the recent introduction of the Chinese orchestra follows the text. cc
Title: Summoning The Phoenix: Poems And Prose About Chinese Musical Instruments
Author: Emily Jiang
: April Chu
: Shen’s Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books, Inc., New York
: 2013
Original language
: English
: 978-1-885008-50-3
Hardcover pages
: 454
Age range
: 6-12
: Poetry
Author’s ethnicity
: Chinese
Author’s residence
: United States
Illustrator’s residence
: United States
: China, Eastern Asia, Musical instruments

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