“In the old days, Rapunzel had to cope with isolation, boredom, and an abbreviated social life, but her modern-day alter ego, Green Golly, has a beautiful golden flute to express her deepest feelings and a life filled with music by the world’s greatest composers.”
I like the fact that my girls know more about famous historical composers than current pop culture singers. I really don’t care if they ever know about Justin Beiber or Beyonce; give us Johann Bach or Beethoven
any day everyday.
With that mindset, I’m always on the lookout for classical music resources to utilize in our home so imagine my joy at hearing about the book and audio CD combination, Green Golly and Her Golden Flute.
Green Golly is a fractured version of the traditional Rapunzel fairy tale. Instead of pining away in a tower awaiting some prince to come rescue her, Green Golly eventually saves herself through the power of music.
The real magic of this book though, shines though the accompanying CD which allows flutist Barbara Siesel to capture the mood and energy of the story and characters through the music itself. Her evocative music combined with the whimsical narration of Keith Torgan make this a valuable resource not to be missed.
In addition to the entire narration of the 51-page book, the CD also includes tracks of the music that you can explore as a stand alone. For myself in particular, I loved this extra because I’m a bit biased in collecting violin pieces and this CD allowed me to expose my children to the pure and captivating sound of the featured flute.
My girls danced dramatically to the music and asked if I could help them get “Rapunzel hair”. We used some leftover fabric from Stella’s princess party and their new custom made triple bunk bed served as the perfect tower.
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.
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