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Summoning the Phoenix

Poems and Prose About Chinese Musical Instruments

Traditional Chinese musical instruments take center stage in this encyclopedia that uses accessible poetry and magnificent artwork to educate and entertain. The children in these brilliantly detailed illustrations play mostly unfamiliar instruments, all of which are described in the corresponding column of text. The poem chronicling the students’ preparation for their concert gives readers choices in how they wish to digest the book’s wealth of information. Ages six and up.

Reviewed by Aimee Jodoin

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