A Little Book of the Orchestra: The Flute
Publication date: 11 May 2023
Author: Mary Auld
Illustrator: Elisa Paganelli
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 32
Dimensions: 204x 10 x 250 mm
A beautifully illustrated story bringing to life all that is wonderful about the flute. Created in partnership with, and featuring music downloads by, the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO).
Follow flute player, Sonja, as she plucks up the courage to play a flute solo in tonight's concert. Discover how the flute is played, the different sounds it can make, and its role within the orchestra. Listen along to the vibrant concert performance at the end. 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 the flute. 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.