A New Release That’s Music to Our Ears: SUMMONING THE PHOENIX

We’re excited to announce a new release from our recently acquired imprint, Shen’s BooksSummoning the Phoenix, a musical and informative journey through the history of traditional Chinese instruments.

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In Summoning the Phoenix, author Emily Jiang and illustrator April Chu follow thirteen young musicians as they prepare to perform in a Chinese orchestra. In a starred review, Kirkus says that this is “a lively medley that will expand the musical boundaries of most young audiences.”

Happy birthday to Summoning the Phoenix! Here’s a fun video of a girl playing “Happy Birthday” on her dizi:


One Comment

  1. Posted April 3, 2014 at 7:40 am | Permalink

    This looks like a fantastic book! I can’t wait to read it!

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  1. […] poem for today is inspired by my publisher’s blog post about my book Summoning the Phoenix.  They posted a video of a girl playing Happy Birthday on the dizi, aka a bamboo […]

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