The Philharmonic Gets Dressed

Paperback | September 25, 1986

byKarla Kuskin

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"It is almost Friday night. Outside, the dark is getting darker," and here and there around the city ninety-two men and thirteen women are getting dressed to go to work. First they bathe and put on their underwear. Then they don special black-and-white apparel. Then when the one hundred and five people are completely ready, each takes a musical instrument and travels to midtown. There, at 8:30 tonight, they will work together: playing.

In these pages Karla Kuskin and Marc Simont combine their talents to give us a delightful and unusual inside view of one way an orchestra prepares.

Nominee, 1983 American Book Award
Notable Children's Books of 1983 (ALA)
1983 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)
Outstanding Children's Books of 1982 (NYT)
A Reading Rainbow Selection
1983 Teachers' Choices (NCTE)
Children's Books of 1982 (Library of Congress)

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"The 105 members of the orchestra are shown showering, dressing, traveling, and setting themselves up on stage for an evening's concert. . . . One almost hears the music when, at the end, they begin to play".--School Library Journal. "One of those rare collaborations to which the word classic instantly adheres".--Time. Illustrated in t...

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"It is almost Friday night. Outside, the dark is getting darker," and here and there around the city ninety-two men and thirteen women are getting dressed to go to work. First they bathe and put on their underwear. Then they don special black-and-white apparel. Then when the one hundred and five people are completely ready, each takes ...

Karla Kuskin wrote more than fifty books for children, including thePhilharmonic Gets Dressed,Green as a Bean, andMoon, Have You Met My MotherShe was the winner of the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry, among other honors. And once, long ago, may have given her son a woolly red hat.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 8.88 × 6.69 × 0.68 inPublished:September 25, 1986Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006443124X

ISBN - 13:9780064431248

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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"The 105 members of the orchestra are shown showering, dressing, traveling, and setting themselves up on stage for an evening's concert. . . . One almost hears the music when, at the end, they begin to play".--School Library Journal. "One of those rare collaborations to which the word classic instantly adheres".--Time. Illustrated in three colors. ALA Notable Children's Book; New York Times Outstanding Children's Book.

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"One of those rare collaborations to which the word classic instantly adheres." (Time.)