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New York Melody

Helene Druvert



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Thames & Hudson
26 September 2018
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- First there was Paris Up and Away, then London with Mary Poppins, and now the amazing laser cut artist has turned to New York. A little note released from a symphony orchestra at Carnegie Hall makes its way round New York, visiting other musicians and locations until it becomes part of the great melody of the city. Exquisite and intricate laser cut illustrations make this a beautiful book, but it is one that needs to be handled carefully! One of those works-of-art-masquerading-as-a-kids-book that adults enjoy for themselves. Lindy Jones


Quiet. The concert is beginning. The notes follow one after the other with elegance and grace except for one... A note filled with wanderlust yearning for escape. There is no place for her on the sheet music! She hops onto the piano. She leaps. Black keys, white keys, do, re, mi... and the little note lifts off into the night. So begins Helene Druvert's new book, the latest in the series that has so far included Paris Up, Up and Away and Mary Poppins Up, Up and Away. This book joins a runaway musical note as she soars out of the orchestra and into the New York night. Druvert's intricate lasercuts and delicate illustrations show the Big Apple and its sights at their very best, and offer a wonderfully imaginative introduction to the city and its music.
By:   Helene Druvert
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 210mm, 
Weight:   510g
ISBN:   9780500651735
ISBN 10:   0500651736
Pages:   36
Publication Date:   26 September 2018
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for New York Melody

An adventurous and curious musical note flutters out of a concert at Carnegie Hall to see what else might be happening in New York City... Druvert employs lyrical verses...creating images that soar along with the music. Inventive, detailed illustrations in blue-gray, black, and white, along with one shining, golden trumpet, alternate with, and provide depth for, breathtaking, incredibly delicate and intricate laser-cut black pages, enriching the sweet, slight tale...; An amazing, glorious experience.

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