Around the World in 80 Musical Instruments

By Nancy Dickmann

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Ages 7 to 10, Grades 2 to 5

Journey around the globe to explore a musicalcave, peek inside a piano, and find out how to play an instrument withouttouching it.From ancient instruments made from shells to instruments thatmake music with lightning, discover an orchestra of instruments you can shake,pluck, scrape, hit, and blow—and how you can make your own. Grouped intopercussion instruments, wind, and string, as well as the weird and wonderfulthat defy categorization, Around the World in 80 Musical Instrumentscovers traditional instruments from various cultures, such as the gamelan andmbira, as well as the creations of modern artists and musicians, such as theWintergatan Marble Machine and the eerie-sounding yaybahar. Readers will evendiscover a band that plays exclusively on instruments fashioned from freshvegetables and makes the scraps into soup to serve to the audience!Includes a stunning central gatefold that opens out to revealall 80 trees and how they relate to each other in families.A visual celebration of the huge variety of musicalinstruments found across the globe, from those you know to those you almostcertainly don't!

About the Author

Nancy Dickmann grew up in the USA, but she has now lived in England long enough to think that cold and rain are normal. She is an experienced children's non-fiction writer, a Mastermind champion, and a classically trained pianist who now teaches piano to children and dabbles in cello, guitar and ukulele. Nancy is based in Oxfordshire.Sue Downing studied at Edinburgh College of Art and has worked as a designer and maker of jewellery, greeting cards and wrapping paper, as well as a character developer and freelance illustrator.

Format: Hardcover Paper over boards

Length: 64 pages

Publisher: Welbeck Editions

Publication Date: April 12, 2022

ISBN: 9781913519919

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