Three Tuneful Tales

Three Tuneful Tales

by Marilyn Helmer, Kasia Charko
     
 
Open these pages and discover a symphony of stories filled with the sounds of an animal chorus, a peculiar stranger's enchanted pipe and a little bird's golden song.

These lyrical retellings of three traditional fairy tales will carry children away to a land where music has the power to create lasting bonds, lead listeners along and make the sick strong. Perfect

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Open these pages and discover a symphony of stories filled with the sounds of an animal chorus, a peculiar stranger's enchanted pipe and a little bird's golden song.

These lyrical retellings of three traditional fairy tales will carry children away to a land where music has the power to create lasting bonds, lead listeners along and make the sick strong. Perfect for bedtime or anytime.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The three retold tales in this addition to the "Once-Upon-A-Time" series are The Bremen Town Musicians, The Pied Piper of Hamelin and The Nightingale. Music is the thread unifying the three stories, but they have another similarity. Each story also features a comeuppance for those who underestimate or fail to appreciate the talents of others. The musicians of Bremen are a group of animals long unappreciated by their masters, so they run away, thwart the plans of a band of robbers, and then settle happily in their own little house to sing for their own enjoyment. The story of the townspeople who failed to pay the Pied Piper after he rid their town of rats is well known, but in this age of robo-dogs and simulated pet stores, there is also an interesting message in the tale of the Nightingale whose singing brings joy to the heart of the Chinese Emperor until the living bird is replaced by a mechanical one. The little Nightingale leaves when he is no longer listened to, but when the gears of the mechanical bird wear out and the old Emperor falls ill, the living bird returns to sing his beautiful song. 2003, Kids Can Press/Corus Entertainment,
— Carolyn Mott Ford

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550749410
Publisher:
Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Series:
Once-Upon-a-Time Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Marilyn Helmer is the author of many books for children, including One Splendid Tree and Funtime Riddles. She lives in Burlington, Ontario.

is a prolific children?s book illustrator. She lives in Alton, Ontario.

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