October 09, 2019

#BookReview: Songs in the Shade of the Cashew and Coconut Trees by Nathalie Soussana






Synopsis: Songs about children playing in the schoolyard, sisters braiding each other’s hair at the beach, and parents dancing late into the night mesh together thanks to the music. A wide array of styles—nursery rhymes from Gabon, lullabies from Cape Verde, and rumbas from the Congo—are performed in more than a dozen languages. Luminous artwork and homegrown instruments round off this wonderful celebration of history, language, and culture. Lyrics appear in their original language and in English, along with notes on culture, a world map, and a code for song downloads and print-outs. 



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About the Author: Nathalie Soussana has written several musicals and created the Parents’ Choice Gold Award-winning Songs from the Garden of Eden. Jean-Christophe Hoarau has worked with musicians like Richard Galliano and Georges Moustaki, and he's been awarded many times the Grand Prix Charles-Cros in France. Julie Gueyfier, a graduate of the DuperrΓ© School in Paris, has illustrated several picture books. 

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
My Review: 
This was a pretty interesting title. But I had issues pronouncing the words.  I think this one would work best for a school/classroom setting.   So the teacher could read it to the class.  I loved the music and had fun listening to it! I really enjoyed the colors and artwork though.  







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