Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Green Musician : Book Review

During the registration in school, I talked to the music teacher and told her that our daughter is not going back to Duquesne University this year.  I told her the reason why Rylie did not want to continue taking  the music program because she was getting stressed out.  Her piano teacher there  is a too strict that she was not having fun learning anymore.  We didn't want her to   dislike  playing piano so it was best to pull her out and just continue their lessons here in our area.  I am glad she  supported our decision and understand the circumstances.  
Anyway, I got this book, The Green Musician, from Wisdom Tales because I want my kids to  learn a lesson or two from this book  that was adapted from a 1,000 year old Persian story by Mahvash Shahegh.  It is a tale of Barbad,  the musician who is originally found in the legendary “Book of Kings” (Shahnameh), which tells the story of the mystical past of ancient Persia. 
This stunning artwork was created by an  award-winning illustrator, Claire Ewart.  She  gently brings this whimsical story to life.  At the end of the story, the kids learned that  dream comes true in this magical tale of patience and determination.  This story  proves that all good things really do come to those who wait.  Thus  book is called The Green Musician because the maun character  wore a green costume so he could blend in with the trees and play his instrument  without being seen.  There's a lot of good lessons to learn with this book so I highly recommend it.  
At the end of the story, the kids learned that  dream comes true in this magical tale of patience and determination, which proves that all good things really do come to those who wait.  my own  proof for that.
My daughter was very inspired of the characters in the book.  She  is very impatient so she learned that if you have the perseverance and patience, you can achieve  things that you want  in life.  

I asked my son what he learned from the book and he told me that jealousy is not a good thing.  He is amazed of how patient the main character was in waiting to be able to  play music.  I am so glad that my son  have developed his passion in music as well.  We enrolled him in piano lesson before but he only lasted  a couple of weeks and  he was done.  Then last year, we asked again if he wants to try it out and he agreed.  Now he loves it.  He love playing for us.  He still have a lot to learn but I am sure that he will get there.
Here he is playing the  "This is not a Jungle Bell"  son.  His confidence   went up high after  his first recital attendance.  He did not believe that he can do it before but with our encouragement and his sister's help, he is starting to  really embrace it.
Here's Rylie playing Summer's End  E
Disclosure: The author of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review.  I was provided with the products mentioned  in exchange of my honest  opinion which may differ from yours.  

25 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great book! My kiddo loves music and I want to get him involved in stuff like piano lessons. I hope we can soon!

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  2. i have to check it out.. my kids love music. Piano lesson is so expensive in my area. I think about $35 - $50 per hour ;(

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  3. Sounds like a book my kids would love! They love to read and they love music!

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  4. I love finding new books to read! This looks like a great one, and I loved the piano videos!

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  5. Oh my, they were both so good in playing the piano. But yeah, having a strict instruction doesn't make it easier and fun to learn. That's the reason my daughter didn't pursue taek won do. LOL. Hope they still pursue that passion though. Would still be nice to see them play it as they grow old.

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  6. My grandson loves his piano teacher and she loves him. Every year at his recital he gets the top award. It's probably a good thing you changed her piano teacher. She plays beautifully! And that book looks like a good one.

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  7. It sounds like they learned some good lessons from the book. It sounds like a really cool story!

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  8. I love artwork in this book! It looks like a great children's read.

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  9. The story sounds like it perfect for kids! I love the illustrations and the message it gives kids!

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  10. This sounds like a great book. I love the graphics, I'm sure my kids will love this.

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  11. That looks like a wonderful book. I love a book that can be inspiring for kids.

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  12. This sounds like an excellent book to read. The pictures look amazing in it too!

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  13. I love a good story especially when it has great lessons to be learned. My son is an avid reader and he would really enjoy tihs.

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  14. Your kids are beautiful! This looks like a great story and it's so neat that your kids love music!

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  15. While my son is still young I think he would love to read this book. Wonderful messages in it!

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  16. I've got to check out this book. My 10 year old son takes piano lessons and loves it. Music is such a great thing in so many ways for our kids.

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  17. Gorgeous illustrations! It's always neat when you can find books that kids can personally relate to like this book + your musical kids. :)

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  18. This looks like a great book. It would make a great gift for a few kids i know.

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  19. This sounds like a great book. I love music and I love sharing it with my kids. I've always wanted to learn to play the piano. It's nice that your daughter is learning.

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  20. This sounds like a great book. I wish that I could learn how to play the piano. I just can't get the hand coordination down.

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  21. Your daughter plays so nicely. I feel bad that a strict teacher has caused her so much stress but glad to hear that she is continuing her lessons elsewhere.

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  22. Sounds like a great book, hopefully when the twins are a bit older and can read on their own, they'll be able to appreciate books like this. You have such talented kids!

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  23. Same here, this is a must read book. Reader can learn a thing or two about moral values.

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  24. Reading book can lead you into so many different directions.

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  25. Nice thing they like reading books and playing the piano. You're very lucky to have them, good-natured and good-looking kids!

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