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

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375824302
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/14/2004
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 121,240
Product dimensions: 8.31(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.28(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Sergei Prokofiev, one of the greatest composers of the 20th century, was born in 1891 in the Ukraine and died in 1953 in Moscow. He composed Peter and the Wolf in 1936.

Peter Malone has illustrated many distinguished picture books, including Brother Sun, Sister Moon: The Life and Stories of St. Francis, The World of King Arthur and His Court, and Magic Flute. Peter Malone lives in Bath, England.

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Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf: With a Fully-Orchestrated and Narrated CD 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Mouser More than 1 year ago
I originally purchased this book for my 2.5 year old grandson who was really into the wolf. When I realized that Prokofiev was Ukrainian, I thought it would make a good 2nd birthday gift for my American/Ukarian great neice who was turning two. Both of the children have active imaginations and the music and pictures feed such kids. This is probably more suited to older children, but my grandson does understand the instruments. I hope it inspires a love of classical music in both. I play the French horn, so it excites my grandson that this is the voice of the wolf. The pictures are beautiful, also.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the few great children's stories from Czarist Russia, and along with the c/d to give the story a great atmosphere, it's just like a tale come true.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 6 year old grandson loved this book and attached CD. Good way to expose kids to literature and classical music at the same time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The E-Book version seems to have no music. If so, it is not worth anything. Can't play on an I-Pad, despite Nook software. This should be a perfect application for this technology.
Susan Hoadley More than 1 year ago
There is no audio with this file
Anonymous 9 months ago
This version of Peter and the Wolf is way off the mark. I’m not against Claymation, so that’s not the issue. As a music teacher, I would not use this with my class or my children. There must have been poor competition for this to earn an Oscar for short animated film. It's "just another video". The characterization in image as well as story is totally lacking. If you're looking for a quality production of THE Peter and the Wolf experience in story and music, this isn't it. I recommend the book, Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf: With a Fully-Orchestrated and Narrated CD, adapted by Janet Schulman and illustrated by Pater Malone. Altogether, it's a fabulous presentation. Instruments and represented characters are shown inside front and back covers. CD allows the child to listen for (and repeat as necessary) the musical characterization as the story moves along, developing their ability to identify instruments by sound. Ultimately, the child will be able to visualize the story just by listening to the beautiful orchestration. I lovingly remember that experience from my own childhood.
BeakerPrice on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The illustrations for this book are very well done. They are very representative of the culture Prokofiev comes from. As a child I had a recording of the Disney version of this story, which I played until I wore it out! The storytelling and music is the same high quality, but these illustrations are so much better! This book is a great tool to use to teach music tells a story.
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She buries the mouse.
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My pre-schooler enjoys so much listening to the CD and reading the book alone.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
we had to do the play in my musical theater class, and it was so fun, the script was so funny, especially the hunters. any kid will like this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate Fernpaw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"DO YOU PEOPLE KNOW WHAT PRIVACY IS!? ITS IN THE FREAKING SKY NOT THE GROUND!" He flew away.