Music (Eyewitness Books)
by Neil Ardley
Full-color photos. "Ardley introduces types of musical instruments in a scintillating blend that spans ancient to modern. Interesting historical asides and highlights about famous musicians contrast with the precisely labeled parts of the numerous illustrated instruments. The double-page spreads display an array of full-color photos, sketches, and explanatory text. Holds w...more
Hardcover, 63 pages
Published April 22nd 1989 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
(first published January 1st 1960)
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I looked at this book with one of my practicum tutees today. I thought we would only look at a couple pages, but she was interested enough to flip through the rest of the book with me. We didn't read most of it, but we enjoyed looking at all the instruments and reading captions when we had questions or wanted to know more.
Ardley joined the editorial staff of the World Book Encyclopedia in 1962, when the London branch of the American publisher was producing an international edition. This took four years, during which time he developed the skill of editing and writing introductory material for the young. After a brief period working for Hamlyn, he became a freelance editor in 1968 (which enabled him to continue with...moreMore about Neil Ardley...