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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
New York Melody
by Helene Druvert
Age Range: 9-11
The concert begins and the music flows. The notes follow one after the other with the exception of one runaway note who flutters away from the orchestra and into the night on its own musical journey around New York.
“Hush, everyone! Let the concert now start.
The musicians are ready to each play their part.
As one little note flies around like a kite,
It wonders what’s happening
In New York tonight”
Here is another stunning, intricate masterpiece by French author and designer Hélène Druvert using laser-cut silhouettes. Like her earlier book Paris Up, Up and Away everywhere, there is so much detail. The palette of minimalist colours of black, white and occasional blue/grey together with the amusing rhyming text weaving its way around the cut-outs. Every page is so delicate in its lace-like quality that you are almost afraid to touch them and the laser-cut silhouettes in both black and white providing a wonderful contrast between night and day. As with Paris Up, Up and Away this new title will take your breath away.