Once Upon a Tune: Stories from the Orchestra, Mayhew

Once Upon a Tune: Stories from the Orchestra, Mayhew


Author: James Mayhew 
Format: Hardcover, 96 pages 
Publisher: Otter-Barry Books (2022) 
ISBN: 9781913074036 

Once Upon a Tune brings you six wonderful stories from many lands, all of which inspired great music. You can battle trolls with Peer Gynt in The Hall of the Mountain King, grapple with a magic broom in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, meet the evil Witch of the North in The Swan of Tuonela, sail the seven seas with Sinbad the Sailor in Scheherazade, be a prince disguised as a bee in The Flight of the Bumblebee and become a fearless hero in William Tell. The stories are excitingly told and stunningly illustrated by James Mayhew. Includes Musical Notes with more information about the stories and music, plus James’s recommended recordings to download and listen to. 

About James Mayhew: 

James Mayhew has been creating books for children for over 30 years, including Mrs. Noah’s Pockets and Mrs. Noah’s Garden (with Jackie Morris) and the bestselling Katie and Ella Bella series. Alongside his work creating books, James works with a huge variety of orchestras and musicians, presenting highly acclaimed concerts that combine music, story and art, created live on stage, for children. 

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