The Magic Flute, a book and CD for children by Anne Gatti and Peter Malone, 1997 first edition.

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Retold by Anne Gatti. Illustrated by Peter Malone. First edition, 1997. Chronicle Books. San Francisco.

A retelling of Mozart's famous opera, The Magical Flute, included with an unplayed audio CD.

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"Enter a magical world of monster serpents, mysterious ladies, and flying machines where giant flowers and butterflies the size of birds abound. It is here, amidst a lush wood and within a dark labyrinthine castle that an unforgettable cast of characters gathers and a magical story of good versus evil unfolds. Readers will thrill as Prince Tamino strives to save Princess Pamina from the wicked Queen of the Night and the Chancellor Monostatos. Accompanied by Papageno, the birdcatcher, and a magic flute to ward off evil, Tamino and Pamina must overcome thundering waterfalls and walls of fire to save their kingdom from darkness and live happily ever after."

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) was a prolific and influential composer of the classical period. He composed over 600 works in various genres, many of which are considered masterpieces of symphonic, operatic, and choral music.

The Magic Flute is an opera in two acts, in the form of a Singspiel, a popular form during the time it was written that included both singing and spoken dialogue. The opera was composed in 1791, the last year of Mozart's life.

British illustrator Peter Malone has worked on over 100 books, a distinguished list that includes The Forest Child, The Adventures of Odysseus, The Kingfisher Book of Fairy Tales, and How Many Miles to Bethlehem? He is known for combining realism, fantasy, and humor. He has also illustrated for magazines, newspapers, and advertising campaigns.

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Condition*: Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket: Light shelf wear. Illustrated cover boards. Pages are clean, complete, and undamaged. The CD is unopened.

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