Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf

Illustrated by: Chris Raschka / Retold by: Chris Raschka
For Ages: 3 - 7
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Sergei Prokofiev composed his Peter and the Wolf in 1936 with the hope of introducing children to the instruments of the orchestra. It happens that he also devised a wonderfully dramatic story. The characters - boy, bird, duck, cat, grandfather, wolf, hunters - and their doings have been beloved by young and old for decades.

Writer, artist, musician, and Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka has given the original story a new setting: a stage performance. Here you will relish language inspired music; enjoy mischief, suspense, and triumph in the theater; and delight in a surprise (and an additional character) Prokofiev's merry tale didn't provide. Please do not turn immediately to the last page.
  • Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books | 
  • 40 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780689856525 | 
  • November 2008 | 
  • Grades P - 2

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