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MUSICTALES are first and foremost great children's picturebooks!
But more than that,
MUSICTALES are children's storybooks with written music as an integral component of the text. Each book will include:
  • An exciting story that you and your child can read together
  • Written music on each page that goes with the story in easy-to-read format.
    You do NOT have to read music to benefit from this feature! The intent is to
    GIVE your child the opportunity to see written music. Your child learns to read words
    because he or she is naturally curious and wants to know what written words MEAN. These books are meant to give she or he the same curiousity about MUSIC!
  • Complete score with chords and accompaniment at the back of the book.
  • A CD with three versions of the song, one unaccompanied, as written in the book, one with vocal and accompaniment, and one with accompaniment only, so you may sing along.
  • The address for a webpage containing many activities and ideas about how
    PARENTS can encourage their child to read music and how
    TEACHERS can use the book in their classrooms.

- DISCOVER the world's first MUSICTALE:

MUSICKIT is proud to present our own 2002 GRADIVA AWARD Nominee
In My Grandmother's Garden by Kit Eakle; Illustrations by Jean Eakle
"The first children's storybook in which music and text play an equal role."
Have a look at a pdf reproduction of the book HERE:
A story in song, of a Young Girl's discovery of the POWER OF ART.
Includes musical notation as an integral part of the story
ORDER the book and CD by

NOW from an Independent Bookstore
(click, then enter your zip code to order from your local bookseller)
OR... ORDER DIRECT via snail mail
(booksellers may order from distributors BOOKPEOPLE, Ingram, Baker and Taylor, Follett, or Quality Books)
IF YOU LIKE this book PLEASE tell a friend and ASK YOUR local BOOKSTORE to carry it!!!!

email us at: order@musickit.com

FIND OUT MORE about the exciting MUSICTALES PROJECT and other upcoming MUSICTALES
Also NOW available at MUSICKIT.COM:
LISTEN TO THE MUSIC: A Classroom Classical Music Listening Program

Listen to the Music
contains listening activities and descriptions of 42 works by a wide variety of classical and modern composers. Composers include: Bartok, Vivialdi, Mozart, Handel, J. S.Bach, Ravel, Debussy, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, ClaraSchumann, Ravi Shankar, Duke Ellington, Villa Lobos, Tchaikovsky, Haydn, Benjamin Britten and more...

The book includes thematic indeces for classroom themes, special holidays and musical concepts to help teachers plan classroom activities.

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