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Songs from a Journey with a Parrot: Lullabies & Nursery Rhymes from Portugal & B

Magdeleine Lerasle Aurelia Fronty Paul Mindy


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Secret Mountain
01 November 2013
Early learning: verse & rhymes; Languages & ESL; Portuguese - Cultural Material; Portuguese - Songs; Portuguese - Teachers' Resources; Portuguese - Languages
Sung in Portuguese, these 30 lullabies and nursery rhymes from Brazil and Portugal invites children on an authentic musical journey exploring the strong cultural ties that bind the two countries. Crossing the Atlantic from Porto to Rio, this musical collection presents the rich common heritage of songs about everyday life, work and play, and courtship and love. The lyrics are presented in Portuguese and translated into English, followed by notes on the origin and cultural context of each song. The accompanying CD features traditional songs that blend samba, modinha, fandango, and bossa nova, and are performed by a group of women, men, and children. The use of several indigenous acoustic instruments further makes this an uplifting, enchanting production that captures the meeting of rich and diverse styles.
By:   Magdeleine Lerasle
Illustrated by:   Aurelia Fronty
Other:   Paul Mindy
Imprint:   Secret Mountain
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 208mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   363g
ISBN:   9782923163994
ISBN 10:   2923163990
Series:   Lullabies & Nursery Rhymes from Portugal & Brazil
Pages:   52
Publication Date:   01 November 2013
Recommended Age:   From 3 to 5 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Language:   Portuguese
Format:   Mixed media product
Publisher's Status:   Active

Magdeleine Lerasle is an early childhood educator and researcher specializing in teaching language to children, and an author of Songs in the Shade of the Olive Tree. Paul Mindy is a percussionist, singer, composer, and arranger who received the Georges Brassens Prize in recognition of his Brazilian music. He is the musical producer for Songs from the Baobab, Songs in the Shade of the Flamboyant Tree, and Songs in the Shade of the Olive Tree. Aurelia Fronty is an illustrator and textile designer whose work includes I Have the Right to Be a Child ; One City, Two Brothers ; and Up and Down the Andes.

Reviews for Songs from a Journey with a Parrot: Lullabies & Nursery Rhymes from Portugal & B

An engaging and soothing cross-cultural experience that any child will enjoy. --Gloria Goodale, Christian Science Monitor

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