Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Tomorrow is a Chance to Start Over - a bookwrap (CD included)

Welcome to Storywraps.  Hope your day ahead is wonderful and a book is in your hand to enjoy sometime today.  I am unwrapping another beautiful Book/CD combo from: 

"The Secret Mountain"

" It is a Montreal- based publisher of beautifully produced children's books and music from around the world, in French and English.  Several of their titles, including Songs from the Baobab, A Duck in New York City, and Listen to the Birds, have won international acclaim and Parents' Choice Gold Awards."

Unwrapping some quotes...

Unwrapping today's featured Book/CD...

Created by Hilary Grist

Ages: Birth - 5

Duration of CD:  51 minutes 

also available in enhanced Ebook for iPad 


Hilary Grist wrote the story, created the clay characters and performs her original songs.  Her music is both soothing and restful, music that the whole family can tap into and enjoy.  

"Her smooth rhythmic text and stunning artwork cast in a soft light between sleep and waking, make a perfect summertime treat, wafting listeners into a reposeful musical world reminiscent of Norah Jones and Feist."

Ira and Isabelle, a brother and sister, live in a tiny red house beside the sea.  One night they decide to get on a boat and sail to a faraway land where they want to escape the sounds of the busy city.  They encounter a gentle, soft-spoken robin, that convinces them that dreams truly can become a reality.  The CD impacts minds and hearts with nine heartwarming dream songs culminating in a beautiful rendition of Johanne Brahm's classic "Cradle Song."  

The CD playlist is:

*Tomorrow is a Chance to Start Over  (Narration)
*Tomorrow is a Chance to Start Over
*Fall in my Loving Arms
*Swallow Me up
*Float Away
*Le Petit Oiseau
*Say Goodnight
*City of Green and Blue
*I'll Be There 
*Cradle Song

Duration time: 51 minutes

The only word I can think of to describe this Book/CD is beautiful.  I highly recommend it and know it would make a perfect gift for a newborn baby or to have in your own family collection.

Unwrapping Hilary...

Written by Andrew King (Editor, Canadian Musician) 
With her latest release, Come & Go, enchanting Vancouver chanteuse Hilary Grist has composed the soundtrack for the feature film that is your life. Whether it’s a tandem bicycle ride along the boardwalk on a sunny day or an evening nestled in blankets on the porch swing with some tea and Tolstoy, there’s a song for any scene.
The record is Grist’s second full-length offering, joining a handful of EPs in the prolific performer/songwriter’s back catalog, and picks up right where 2010’s Imaginings left off. Her signature brand of firefly folk dipped in dreamy, jazzy art pop envelopes her dulcet, often delicate vocal delivery. The result is a beautiful blend of styles that borrows from acts like Feist, Norah Jones, and Neko Case without being derivative of any single one.
Born in Quesnel, BC and bred in Maple Ridge, Grist was composing music at the piano in pre-school. Later years of piano lessons and singing with the high school choir propelled her to Vancouver, where she studied jazz at the world-renowned Capilano University while deepening her pool of musical influences and honing her songwriting skills.
Grist’s songs can evoke emotion with ease, and their cinematic conductivity translates as well to the big and small screens as it does to her listeners’ real-life narratives. Her music has enhanced dramatic and romantic sequences in a vast number of television programs, including Grimm (NBC), Being Human (NBC/Syfy), Arctic Air (CBC), Continuum(Showcase) and Degrassi (MuchMusic). She’s also a perennial favourite of taste-making campus stations across the continent, is featured regularly on the CBC, and has been heralded by critics like Alan Cross and CBC’s Lana Gay and countless press outlets, including The Province and Vancouver Sun.
What’s more, the accolades extend beyond music and into other media. Her quirky creative flare with visual art and video has garnered admiration from fans and followers across the globe. From hand-drawn and chalkboard-animated music videos to cardboard cityscapes, colourful e-cards, and beyond, Grist’s output isn’t limited to cleverly crafted pop songs. Already, Grist has a nomination for ‘Video of the Year’ at this year’s WCMAs (Western Canada Music Awards). She even has a children’s book with an accompanying soundtrack in the works.

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