Author: Sofie Laguna
Illustrator: Anna Pignataro
Buy – Stephen’s Music
Enchanted by the music of the flute, Stephen has a fantastical vision of freedom.
Transformed and inspired, he follows this heart’s desire to play the flute.
Beautiful images by award winner illustrator Anna Pignatoro, engage the reader in the excitement of a child’s willingness to practice until he has mastered each instrument.
Stephen starts his training with the recorder as flutes are too expensive.
Each instrument is harder than the last. To his credit he races home after school each day to practice.
In the beginning the recorder sounded like a kettle boiling over.
The tin whistle squealed like trapped mice and flute-trains shrieked wildly.
Slowly Stephen’s music progresses through the untamed sounds to the melodic.
Each time he masters an instrument magical things happen.
In a dream he flies high above his village, a flute shining in his hands, the stars above his head.
Stephen’s music flows out of him in a colourful landscape.
This captivating, curious and fast moving little story is also about love, Stephen’s love of music and also the love of his parents who save up to buy their determined child a flute.
Enchanted, the child practices the flute until he is ready to perform his first concert!
Full of vitality and joy, this story shows that through perseverance and dedication you can succeed and shine brightly.Buy – Stephen’s Music