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In this richly layered compendium, Aliki, the beloved creator of many award-winning books for children, shares her keen insight about music and all its themes and variations. Ah, Music! is about composers and instruments. Its about artists and performers. Its about history—from the earliest music through classical, modern, jazz, and popular times. Its about diversity and pleasure.

Do you love music? Playing it and listening to it? Are you getting ready for your first recital? Then this book is for you! “Everything youd ever want to know about music: from how to define it, to types of instruments, the voice as an instrument, how dance and music work together, its history and diversity, music as therapy, and the importance of practice. . . .There is something here for everyone, from the youngest fans of the simplest melody, to older children looking for a starting point for research, to anyone interested in finding out more about a favorite art form. The joy of music is not lost in all the information, however—the energetic art, particularly in the chapter on dance, conveys the power of music to inspire.”—Kirkus Reviews

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"'Energetic art gives this ode to music, which covers everything from very basic terms to a 'mini history' of jazz a lively visual pace,' wrote PW. All ages. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Music is rhythm.

Music is melody.

Music is feeling ...
and oh, so much more.

Ah, music! is about composers and instruments. It's about artists and performers. It's about history — from the earliest music through classical, modern, jazz, and popular times. It's about diversity and pleasure.

Beloved author and illustrator Aliki shares her keen insight and understanding of music and all its themes and variations.

About the Author

Aliki grew up in Philadelphia in a very Greek family. Her talent for drawing, first recognized by her kindergarten teacher, was encouraged by her parents and other teachers she will never forget.

After graduating from the Philadelphia College of Art, she started a career in advertising art. She married Franz Brandenberg and lived in Switzerland for three years, where she wrote and illustrated her first book, The Story of William Tell.

After they moved to New York, she wrote My Five Senses, the book that changed her career and her life. Besides her own books, Aliki has illustrated many by other authors, including Franz. Their children, Jason and Alexa, who have artistic careers of their own, appear in many of Aliki's books as cats, mice, or themselves.

Aliki loves music, theater, films, museums, reading, and digging in her garden in London, where she lives. She travels frequently to the United States, Greece, Switzerland, and other countries, many of which are reflected in her books.

NOTES FROM ALIKI

0nce, when I was reading one of my books to Jason, who was just learning words, I asked him, "What is my name?" He said, "Byaliki." I laughed. But in many ways I am a bi-Aliki. Greek and American. Bilingual. Author and illustrator. Writer of fiction and nonfiction-books that come from inside out (feeling books), and outside in (research books).

I had no thought of becoming a writer until it happened. But early on, I developed a lifelong habit of writing down my feelings. I realized it helped me understand my hurt, anger, bewilderment, or happiness. Words flowed out into poetry, letters, and journals. It was practice for later on.

I wrote The Two of Themwhen my father died. I wrote We Are Best Friendswhen we moved from New York to London. I wrote about my childhood seaside vacations in Those Summers. In fact, it was on one such family vacation that I was born unexpectedly (in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey — but we never lived there)!

Marianthe's Story, two books in one volume, is very much my own. In one of its two parts — Painted Words — Mari is lucky to have such an understanding teacher and the ability to express herself through pictures (as was 1). In Spoken Memories, the villagers are composites of family and friends, and the voice is often my grandmother's. She cared passionately about education and passed it on to us.

All by Myself!-- snapped after watching my nephew Peter, who was just learning to dress himself. We can take nothing for granted. All skills — from the simplest to the most complicated — are learned. They take patience, perseverance, and determination. With some, a little talent helps. Life is one big challenge. I'm still trying to learn to swim.

My research books come from a fascination with a subject I know only a glimmer about. It can take three years to read, delve, dig, write, and repeat the process for the illustrations. It can be torture, because Virgos don't like to make mistakes.

To write My Visit to the Aquarium,I visited eleven aquariums — the most fun research ever. But then I had to get the right fish into the right tank. My Visit to the Zoowas even harder. Nine zoos, hundreds of books, magazines, and related matter. And with all due respect to the author, the illustrator has twice the work. I call it hard fun.

All books — read or made — change lives. None more than William Shakespeare &the Globe. I was challenged by wanting to compress 40.0 years into 38 pages, to tell (in words and pictures) a story that comes full circle. It didn't help that we know very little about Shakespeare the man. But I was enveloped by his words — which brought him to life. When I finally finished, the pain of loss — which lasted months — was like parting from a beloved friend.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780064462365
Author:
Aliki
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
by Aliki
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Music appreciation
Subject:
Music - General
Subject:
Music - History
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Music
Subject:
Performing Arts - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Children s Music-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20050906
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from K up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in 8.8 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
100

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'Energetic art gives this ode to music, which covers everything from very basic terms to a 'mini history' of jazz a lively visual pace,' wrote PW. All ages. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Music is rhythm.

Music is melody.

Music is feeling ...
and oh, so much more.

Ah, music! is about composers and instruments. It's about artists and performers. It's about history — from the earliest music through classical, modern, jazz, and popular times. It's about diversity and pleasure.

Beloved author and illustrator Aliki shares her keen insight and understanding of music and all its themes and variations.

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