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The Story Orchestra Books: Sleeping Beauty


The Story Orchestra combine music and story in this gorgeous book, Sleeping Beauty. Push the button on each of the 10 double pages to hear the vivid sounds of an orchestra and singers performing excerpts of Tchaikovsky’s score.

Join the King and Queen as they throw a party for their new baby, Princess Aurora. But when a terrible guest arrives and places a curse on princess, the kingdom must find the one special person who can defeat it… As you and your little one journey through the magical scenes illustrated by artist Jessica Courtney Tickle, you will press the buttons to hear 10 excerpts from the ballet’s music.

Readers should press firmly on the pages to activate the sounds, encouraging interactive learning and introducing children to this beautiful piece of music.

At the back of the book, is a short biography of the composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, with details about his composition of Swan Lake. Next to this, you can replay the musical excerpts and, for each of them, read a discussion of the instruments, rhythms and musical techniques that make them so powerful

We also have Four Seasons in One Day, Carnival of the Animals and Magic Flute available. Click here to view the collection.

Manufacturer’s note: please pull the white tab out of the back of the book before use. Sound buttons require a firm push in exact location to work, which may be hard for young children. All sound clips are 10 seconds long.


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