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Download Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf: With a Fully-Orchestrated and Narrated CD epub

by Peter Malone,Janet Schulman

THERE IS NO better way to introduce children to classical music than with Prokofiev’s musical fairy tale of the little boy (played by all the strings of the orchestra) who, with the help of a bird (played by the flute), outsmarted the big, bad wolf (played by the French horns). And now with this book and CD package, children can look and listen all at the same time. A new retelling by Janet Schulman follows the basic story, but with a kinder ending for both the big bad wolf and the argumentative duck. Peter Malone’s paintings have the luminous quality of old Russian masters. The CD, with music performed by the Cincinnati Pops and word-for-word narration by Peter A. Thomas, was made exclusively for this book and CD package.
Download Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf: With a Fully-Orchestrated and Narrated CD epub
ISBN: 0375824308
ISBN13: 978-0375824302
Category: Children
Subcategory: Arts Music & Photography
Author: Peter Malone,Janet Schulman
Language: English
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers; With a Fully-Or edition (September 14, 2004)
Pages: 40 pages
ePUB size: 1523 kb
FB2 size: 1438 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 932
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As an introduction to the sounds of various instruments, this book works. However the music is often overlain by narration and has a truncated feel. And while the illustrations are colorful and appealing, this book (with its audio soundtrack) suffers greatly from a politically correct remake of the story. One example: evil (represented by the wolf) is not overcome, but rather negotiated with. He promises to not return if let go. Centuries-old, life lessons central to the original piece are substituted by mush. Not a satisfactory experience.
Rocky Basilisk
So the wolf gets to go back to the forest? How did i miss that?? And the duck gets out of the wolf's belly? Noooooo! Kids can handle the classic telling-- they are sensitive souls, but they understand life better than the rest of us. They can handle the truth. The Grandfather warns Peter of life's hard realities. We would all do well to appreciate that our elders hold great knowledge and should be listened to, even if they are cranks. This modern retelling is kind of a downer. Otherwise, the illustrations are nice.
This is a perfect way to introduce orchestra music to children. Even my four year old requests to listen to this story quite frequently!
A big disappointment. The tale has been rewritten to be politically correct. The best lines in the fairy tale are gone. The ending is mushy--and worst of all much music has been cut so it is considerably shorter. Too bad, too, because the illustrations are wonderful.
I grew up on this story. I love the music representation of the animals. I use this in my 5th grade class to introduce students to other ways to show characters.
My granddaughters LOVE listening to stories when we are driving anywhere in the car. If the tale involves music, all the better! This CD is entertaining and well-produced.
I remember Peter and the Wolf as a child. But this one is politically correct in that the wolf coughs up the duck and goes back to the woods in the the end. I seem to remember the wolf ate the duck and then got shot for his efforts. Politically correct ending now? If so, I like it better as kids shouldn't have to get attached to animals -- the duck - then have them die. Same with the wolf. Wolves are beautiful creatures.
It isn't David Niven narrating, but it will do.