Summoning the Phoenix

Summoning the Phoenix

Poems and Prose About Chinese Musical Instruments

Book - 2013
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Every musician knows that learning to play an instrument has its challenges and its rewards. The 12 children in this book are just like any other musicians practicing their instruments and preparing for a concert. But what sets these music lovers apart is that they all play traditional Chinese musical instruments in a Chinese orchestra. Including both flights of fancy and practical considerations; lively poems capture each child's musical experience with a different Chinese instrument, while sidebars provide more information about each one.
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : Shen's Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781885008503
Branch Call Number: PZ8.3.J53 Su 2013 (JUV)
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Chu, April - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Poems. Selections


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Rebecca_Kohn Mar 28, 2018

Poems are folded into this luxurious picture book about Chinese musical instruments. The poems are carried by the narrative of children learning and practicing their instruments in preparation for a concert. Information about each instrument is included on the border of each page. Beautifully designed and elegantly illustrated, this is a very enjoyable book that combines poems, pictures, and history.

JCLBarbaraL May 28, 2014

A beautiful book about musical instruments most people have never experienced. Young children will enjoy the pictures and poetry and older children and adults with an interest in music will appreciate the very detailed descriptions and history of each instrument. Watch the video to hear them in action!


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