Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Green Golly and Her Golden Flute (Coming October 15th)...Review & Give Away!

The kids and I have been reading a delightful book called Green Golly and Her Golden Flute.  It is a fun and spectacular spin on the familiar tale of Rapunzel.  It is witty and exciting and "not your grandmother's fairytale"!  Here is the scoop on upcoming (October 15th) picture book and audio CD....


Green Golly & her Golden Flute is a beautiful new picture book-with-audio, based on the Parents' Choice® Gold Award winning recording by the same name, written and performed by Keith Torgan and Barbara Siesel.

Green Golly & her Golden Flute introduces children to the magic of classical music via a whimsical re-working of the traditional tale of Rapunzel.  A keen observer of all that whizzes by her tower window, Green Golly is inclined to rely on her musical abilities to help unravel the mysteries of life in this funny, engaging tale of romance and rescue, interwoven with works of Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Gossec, Elgar, Bizet, Chopin, and Copland.

The heart of Green Golly & her Golden Flute is the gorgeous sound that world class flutist Barbara Siesel creates, making music by some of our greatest composers come alive with tonal vibrancy and an impeccable sense of style and phrasing.  Add to that the frolicsome energy and outrageous sense of fun imbued throughout Keith Torgan's storytelling, and you have an experience that is truly something extraordinary in children's entertainment.  Torgan fairly dances through the voices of the new characters he's created to grace the beloved tale, from Vlotek the Gypsy to Mousey Tongue, and even his chameleon-like witch who conjures up most of the story's plot surprises.

Green Golly & her Golden Flute comes with a new, innovative StorySticker app, which enables listening to the story and music instantaneously on a mobile device or computer.  If ordered directly from greengolly.com or eifrigpublishing.com, the book will be packaged with a free CD, as well.  CDs are available separately for $14.95.

 
My Thoughts
 
When we received the book I assumed my daughter would be the one most interested in it.  It was, after all, a re-tell of Rapunzel.  I sat down and read it with her and it was clear that it was not your average princess in the tower story.  It was funny, the pictures were bright and whimsical and Green Golly is the kind of gal who makes her own way!  I loved the story and the message.  I couldn't wait to share it with  my older twin boys too.  When I shared it with the boys I gave them the book to look at and read along to during a car ride so we could listen to the CD.  This is were even more magic takes place.  I love to read aloud but I have nothing on the narrator Keith Torgan.  He is fantastic and was the perfect voice to the story!  The boys enjoyed the story as much as their sister did and we actually had to sit in the car after we reached our destination so we could finish the story!  Now, THAT is a good book!  I also want to add that the musical works throughout the story are lovely and an added bonus for the parents.   This is one story I won't mind listening to again and again!
 
To purchase, visit the Green Golly website here (FYI...this would make a great holiday gift!).
 
I am so pleased to tell you that one lucky  RBM reader will win a copy of Green Golly and Her Golden Flute.  Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter....
a Rafflecopter giveaway

40 comments:

Austin Baroudi said...

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Alita said...

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Ashley H said...

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momo said...

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Sarah V said...

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Kim May said...

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Gayle S said...

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Megan Parsons said...

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Melissa B. said...

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Beth Klocinski said...

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