Summoning the Phoenix: Poems and Prose about Chinese Musical Instruments
Contributors: Emily Jiang (Author), April Chu (Illustrator)
Publisher: Shen's Books
Pub Date: March 17, 2014
Perfect book to introduce classical Chinese music instruments for Kindergarten to 3rd graders.
A collection of original poems about children learning to play traditional Chinese instruments in preparation for a performance, accompanied by factual information about each instrument.
Each instrument is named and accompanied by a story and a poem. Below is a list of instruments introduced to young readers.
and others to be found in the book.
About the Author
Emily Jiang holds an MFA from Saint Mary's College and a BA in English from Rice University. She is a musician and composer. She also delights in painting with words and with sound. Her website: www.emilyjiang.com
April Chu began her career as an architect with a degree from UC Berkeley. She is now engaged in her true passion of illustrating and storytelling. Her website: www.aprilchu.com