Green Golly and Her Golden Flute To Be Released This October

book_largeRapunzel’s modern-day alter ego, Green Golly, has a beautiful golden flute to express her deepest feelings and fill her life with music from the worlds greatest composers. Green Golly & her Golden Flute. from Eifrig Publishing, is a new picture book-with-audio, based on the Parents’ Choice Gold Award-winning recording by the same name, written and performed by Keith Torgan and Barbara Siesel.

Green Golly & her Golden Flute introduces children to the magic of classical music through a re-working of the traditional tale of Rapunzel interwoven with works of Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Gossec, Elgar, Bizet, Chopin, and Copland. Green Golly & her Golden Flute comes with a new, innovative StorySticker app, which enables listening to the story and music instantaneously on a mobile device or computer.  If ordered directly from Green Golly or eifrigpublishing.com, the book will be packaged with a free CD as well. The CD is also available separately.

Learn Classical Music from the Birds

Listen To the Birds coverThe selection of works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, and others in Listen to the Birds: An Introduction to Classical Music, from The Secret Mountain, introduces children to classical music through the discovery of the melodious similarities between notes produced by instruments such as the flute, the organ, and the harpsichord and the birds’ songs. In addition to the illustrations by Cecilia Varela, the 64-page book features a glossary of musical terms, a short biography of each composer, and a brief description of each bird evoked or mentioned in the composition.

The accompanying CD offers excerpts of 20 different recordings, ranging from The Goldfinch, Hens and Roosters and The Dance of the Swans to The Cuckoo and the Nightingale, Piano Concerto N, and Dance of the Firebird. These recordings are performed by world-class luminaries including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Toronto Chamber Orchestra.

Originally published in Mexico, the English language edition is available in the U.S. on May 15 and Canada on May 28.

The author, Ana Gerhard, was born in Mexico. She studied as a concert pianist at the Mexican National Conservatory. As well as giving concerts and teaching the piano, she has hosted radio and television programs designed to introduce the public to classical music.