Summoning the Phoenix
By Children's Bookwatch
Summoning the Phoenix: Poems and Prose About Chinese Musical Instruments is a unique children’s picturebook that teaches young readers about China’s musical heritage. Each two-page spread features a simple poem about a traditional Chinese instrument (and a young person learning how to play it), and an extensive prose sidebar about the history and usage of the instrument. Colorful, two-page illustrations add warmth and vibrancy to this delightful tour, especially recommended for children’s picturebook, multicultural, and music shelves!