In The Hall of the Mountain King
By: Allison Flannery, Illus. Vesper Stamper
Hardcover Book and CD
Ages 5-9 years
Based on the 1867 play “Peer Gynt” by Henrik Ibsen, set to Edvard Grieg’s musical masterpiece, author and music teacher Allison Flannery captures the wonder and imagination of childhood while also providing an age appropriate, entertaining introduction to music theory and appreciation.
Set in Grieg’s home country of Norway, the story follows Peer as he takes an adventure through the woods, into the castle of the Mountain King and back home again. He and his dog encounter the king’s prankster daughter, the many minions who do the king’s bidding, and ultimately, the Mountain King himself. Children, educators, and parents will be delighted by Vesper Stamper’s beautiful watercolors that bring Flannery’s retelling to life. Come sing, dance and explore with Peer to Grieg’s music, included on CD with the book!
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