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The Barefoot Book of Stories from the Opera (Barefoot Beginners) Hardcover – 10 Sep 1999


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Barefoot's collection is beautiful. The stories are interestingly and engagingly told by a welcome new voice. James Mayhew's illustrations are exactly right for each work, and remind me often of watercolours by Watteau/.../Opera is for everyone, and reading this book with children will enhance your pleasure as the lights dim and the overture begins. -- TES, 24 December 1999

By far the most beautifully presented and lavishly illustrated book to land on my desk this year. -- Classical Music, 25 December 1999

Seven operas including The Magic Flute and The Little Sweep are cleverly selected to appeal/.../Mayhew's illustrations capture the stylised elegance of stage sets. -- Independent, 6 November 1999

Sharukh Husain skillfully unravels the plots, and James Mayhew provides the fluid and friendly pictures. Children will soon be demanding to hear the music too. A tempting introduction to a thrilling experience. -- Junior Education, December 1999

About the Author

Shahrukh Husain is a folklorist and psychotherapist, specializing in film, women's studies and myth. She has written several books, including Women who Wear the Breeches (Anchor/Doubleday 1996), chosen for the Independent's Best Books of 1995 list, and Mecca (1993). She is the compiler of The Virago Book of Witches (1993). Shahrukh has also adapted and rewritten books for film production, including Lilah for Buena Vista Films (Disney) and Anita Desai's In Custody (Merchant Ivory Productions), which was nominated for a BAFTA award in 1994. Miranda Richardson has many film and television credits to her name, including The Hours; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; Sleepy Hollow; Empire of the Sun and The Phantom of the Opera. Miranda has won two Golden Globe awards for her roles in Enchanted April and Fatherland. She narrates The Princess and the White Bear King and The Barefoot Book of Stories from the Opera. James Mayhew studied illustration at Maidstone College of Art, graduating in 1987 with first class honours. He has illustrated a variety of picture books for younger children, as well as many of the great classic tales and, in 1994, he received The New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year Award for The Boy and the Cloth of Dreams. James is a passionate opera fan and has illustrated a number of programmes for the Kirov Opera, St Petersburg, as well as designed a series of T-shirts for the Metropolitan Opera Guild in New York. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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