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The Little Book of the Orchestra: Drums and Percussion (Hardback) – LSO Live

A Little Book of the Orchestra: Drums and Percussion

  • Publication date: 12 July 2023
    Author: Mary Auld
    Illustrator: Elisa Paganelli
    Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
    ISBN: 9781526314666
    Number of pages: 32
    Weight: 316g
    Dimensions: 204x 10 x 250 mm

£11.04 £12.99

Mary Auld 
Elisa Paganelli


A beautifully illustrated story bringing to life all that is wonderful about drums and percussion. Created in partnership with, and featuring music downloads by, the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO).

Meet drum and percussion enthusiast, Annie, and join her as she introduces her friend Marco to all the different orchestral percussion instruments. Discover how drums and percussion are made, how they are played and their role within the orchestra. Experience the shimmering, celestial concert at the end of the book. With panels that offer suggestions for music to listen to and exclusive music to download from the LSO, this is a multi-sensory experience in which to enjoy and learn about drums and percussion. From the creative team behind the award-winning How to Build an Orchestra, this book is recommended for children in Key Stage 1.

Mary Auld is a writer of children's information books, working over a broad range of subjects. She has been actively involved in music from an early age, both singing and playing the flute, on an amateur basis. She loves making music in a group, be that in an orchestra or a choir. Whether making music or writing children's books, her aim is to share her enthusiasm and inspire readers. Mary Auld is a pen name for Rachel Cooke, who is an honorary fellow of the English Association in recognition of her editorial work in children's non-fiction.

Elisa Paganelli was born in Modena (Italy), and since childhood has been unable to resist the smell of paper and pencils. She attended the Institute of Art and subsequently graduated from the European Institute of Design (IED) in Turin with a degree in illustration. As a post-graduate, Elisa worked as a graphic designer for a communication agency. However, she realised that this wasn't the life for her, so she decided to set up her own art and design studio. (She also ran a successful design shop for 6 years, but this is another story.) Elisa devotes most of her time to her passion for images and words. She thinks of herself as a kind of hermit, immersed in her quiet world of nature and books, accompanied by a cup of tea and her beloved pet-assistants. She now collaborates with publishers and advertising agencies all over the world, and also writes for a newspaper's lifestyle column.

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