Before Music: Where Instruments Come from

Before Music: Where Instruments Come from

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From award-winning author Annette Bay Pimentel comes an oversize nonfiction picture book exploring how music and musical instruments are made--across time and around the world

Music doesn't come out of nothing.
It always starts somewhere . . .
with something . . .
with someone.

Discover how music is made in this survey of musical instruments from around the world. Organized by material--from wood to gourds to found objects and more--Before Music marries a lyrical core text with tons of informational material for curious readers.

In the narrative text, readers will encounter makers as they source their materials and craft instruments by hand, drawing the line from the natural world to the finished product and its sound. The sidebars offer much more to discover, including extensive instrument lists, short bios of musical innovators, and more.

Author: Annette Bay Pimentel
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Published: 06/21/2022
Pages: 88
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 2.10lbs
Size: 14.50h x 9.90w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781419745553
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 02/28/2022
School Library Journal 04/01/2022 pg. 153
Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2022 pg. 166