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The Philharmonic Gets Dressedby Karla Kuskin
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It is Friday evening. The sky is getting darker and darker. Here and there, all around the city, one hundred and five people are getting ready to go to work. Some of them take showers, others bathe. Some shave or trim their mustaches, others put on dusting powder and a little jewelry. Then they all get into special black and white clothes and travel to midtown with their instruments. There, at 8:30, they will work together — playing beautiful music in an orchestra.
"One of those rare collaborations to which the word classic instantly adheres." Time)
Kuskin and Simont combine their talents to give readers a delightful and unusual inside view of one way an orchestra prepares. Full color.
"It is almost Friday night. Outside, the dark is getting darker," and here and there around the city ninety-two men and thirteen women are getting dressed to go to work. First they bathe and put on their underwear. Then they don special black-and-white apparel. Then when the one hundred and five people are completely ready, each takes a musical instrument and travels to midtown. There, at 8:30 tonight, they will work together: playing.
In these pages Karla Kuskin and Marc Simont combine their talents to give us a delightful and unusual inside view of one way an orchestra prepares.
Nominee, 1983 American Book Award
About the Author
Karla Kuskin has written more than fifty books for children, Including Roar and More, The Philharmonic Gets Dressed, Soap Soup,and Any Me I Want To Be.She has two children, Nick and Julia, both of whom are professional photographers, and two darling grandchildren, Madeleine and Amelia, both of whom live abroad with their parents. Winner of the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children, she writes in Brooklyn, New York, and Arlington, Virginia, or on a porch on Bainbridge Island, Washington where she lives with her husband, William L. Bell.
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