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A celebration of music and its power to change our lives
January 2021 Debut of the Month
The lives of the inhabitants of a small town are transformed by music in this elegant picture book. The music pours out of a small window high up in the eaves of a house – readers can see it, a stream of flowers, blossom and delicate leaves. The melody banishes a young boy’s loneliness, makes an old lady feel lively and full of joy, gives everyone the thing they are missing and prompts kindness and generosity. When the music suddenly stops, the townspeople work together to help the musician, whose identity will surprise everyone. This gentle story celebrates the power of music in all our lives, as well as the importance of community and love. The illustrations come as close as you can get to a visual representation of music and are full of warmth and fellowship.
From a tiny window, way up high, came a delicate tune. A melody, a song, a sound so sweet ...
Day after day, the song drifts on to the breeze and through the town. It makes the old feel young and comforts the lonely. It fills the whole town with joy and kindness. No one knows who sings the song, but they know it is good. Until one day, the music stops.
Can the town work together to save the song for everyone?
In a gorgeous, lyrical story, debut picture-book creator Lucy Morris celebrates the joy of music, the importance of community, and the beauty of simple kindnesses. Sometimes it's the smallest things that draw us together. Timeless and comforting, this beautiful picture book is one to read again and again.
‘A blend of poetic text and warm colors’ School Library Journal
‘Music lovers may relate to a melody’s ability to move one’s soul and lift the spirits’ Kirkus
|Publication date:||21st January 2021|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Suitable for:||Baby and Toddler|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, Music|
|Recommendations:||Debuts of the Month|
Lucy Morris is based in Norfolk, UK, has an MA in Children's Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin in Cambridge and a degree in Fine Art Painting from Brighton University. While this is her first picture book, she has been an artist all her life.More About Lucy Morris