The Musician Trade Book (Hardcover)

Written By Xuefeng Liu
Illustrated by Gunter Grassholz, Wan Yuxi
Critically Reviewed
  1. Hardcover
    Price $17.95
Written By Xuefeng Liu
Illustrated by Gunter Grassholz, Wan Yuxi
Critically Reviewed

In ancient China, a young musician named Yu Boya gained fame for his talents. On the night of the Moon Festival, he encounters a mysterious woodcutter who is also a musician and admires Boya’s most famous song: Lofty Mountains and Flowing Water. Their friendship deepens and Boya vows to play the song for his new friend every year on the festival night. But the next year, upon hearing of his friend’s death, Boya smashes his instrument and never plays again. To this day, the word for “close friendship” means “understanding the music.”

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In ancient China, a young musician named Yu Boya gained fame for his talents. On the night of the Moon Festival, he encounters a mysterious woodcutter who is also a musician and admires Boya’s most famous song: Lofty Mountains and Flowing Water. Their friendship deepens and Boya vows to play the song for his new friend every year on the festival night. But the next year, upon hearing of his friend’s death, Boya smashes his instrument and never plays again. To this day, the word for “close friendship” means “understanding the music.” Read Less Description

The Musician Trade Book (Hardcover)

Written By Xuefeng Liu
Illustrated by Gunter Grassholz, Wan Yuxi
Written By Xuefeng Liu
Illustrated by Gunter Grassholz, Wan Yuxi
Critically Reviewed
Critically Reviewed

In ancient China, a young musician named Yu Boya gained fame for his talents. On the night of the Moon Festival, he encounters a mysterious woodcutter who is also a musician and admires Boya’s most famous song: Lofty Mountains and Flowing Water. Their friendship deepens and Boya vows to play the song for his new friend every year on the festival night. But the next year, upon hearing of his friend’s death, Boya smashes his instrument and never plays again. To this day, the word for “close friendship” means “understanding the music.”

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In ancient China, a young musician named Yu Boya gained fame for his talents. On the night of the Moon Festival, he encounters a mysterious woodcutter who is also a musician and admires Boya’s most famous song: Lofty Mountains and Flowing Water. Their friendship deepens and Boya vows to play the song for his new friend every year on the festival night. But the next year, upon hearing of his friend’s death, Boya smashes his instrument and never plays again. To this day, the word for “close friendship” means “understanding the music.” Read Less Description
In ancient China, a young musician named Yu Boya gained fame for his talents. On the night of the Moon Festival, he encounters a mysterious woodcutter who is also a musician and admires Boya’s most famous song: Lofty Mountains and Flowing Water. Their friendship deepens and Boya vows to play the song for his new friend every year on the festival night. But the next year, upon hearing of his friend’s death, Boya smashes his instrument and never plays again. To this day, the word for “close friendship” means “understanding the music.”
  1. Hardcover
    Price $17.95
SKU WW-NL5621
ISBN 9781478869788
Series Reycraft Books
SKU WW-NL5621
ISBN 9781478869788
Series Reycraft Books
Lexile level 750L
Genre Historical Fiction
Language English
Theme Fairy Tales All Around
BISAC Subject Headings Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Asia
Juvenile Fiction / Performing Arts / Music
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Friendship
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Asia
Juvenile Fiction / Performing Arts / Music
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Friendship
Price $17.95
Author & Illustrator

Xuefeng Liu 

Xuefeng Liu is a music commentator and graduate of Peking University. Since 1996, he has edited the classic music column for several magazines and has published many books.

Gunter Grossholz & Yuxi Wan

Gunter Grossholz is a German animation artist and professor at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg and Universität Stuttgart. He used to be the judge for The International Animation Films Festival at Stuttgart and Art Director at German WANDMUTO Art Studio. His work has been awarded more than 30 international awards from the U.S., Germany, Italy, and Holland.


Yuxi Wan is an animation director, picture book producer, and painter. Their work includes picture books like Machine Animals.

Reviews

★  This traditional tale, told here in English for the first time, belongs on the folktale shelf of every ­library.

—School Library Journal Starred Review

Elegant and evocative, this culturally authentic folktale beautifully conveys the powerful bonds of music and friendship.

—Kirkus Reviews

In ancient China, a young musician named Yu Boya gained fame for his talents. On the night of the Moon Festival, he encounters a mysterious woodcutter who is also a musician and admires Boya’s most famous song: Lofty Mountains and Flowing Water. Their friendship deepens and Boya vows to play the song for his new friend every year on the festival night. But the next year, upon hearing of his friend’s death, Boya smashes his instrument and never plays again. To this day, the word for “close friendship” means “understanding the music.”

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Details:
SKU WW-NL5621
ISBN 9781478869788
Series Reycraft Books
Lexile level 750L
Genre Historical Fiction
Language English
Theme Fairy Tales All Arou Fairy Tales All Around
Juvenile Fiction / H Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Asia
Juvenile Fiction / Performing Arts / Music
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Friendship
Full Description

In ancient China, a young musician named Yu Boya gained fame for his talents. On the night of the Moon Festival, he encounters a mysterious woodcutter who is also a musician and admires Boya’s most famous song: Lofty Mountains and Flowing Water. Their friendship deepens and Boya vows to play the song for his new friend every year on the festival night. But the next year, upon hearing of his friend’s death, Boya smashes his instrument and never plays again. To this day, the word for “close friendship” means “understanding the music.”

Author & Illustrator

Xuefeng Liu 

Xuefeng Liu is a music commentator and graduate of Peking University. Since 1996, he has edited the classic music column for several magazines and has published many books.

Gunter Grossholz & Yuxi Wan

Gunter Grossholz is a German animation artist and professor at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg and Universität Stuttgart. He used to be the judge for The International Animation Films Festival at Stuttgart and Art Director at German WANDMUTO Art Studio. His work has been awarded more than 30 international awards from the U.S., Germany, Italy, and Holland.


Yuxi Wan is an animation director, picture book producer, and painter. Their work includes picture books like Machine Animals.

Reviews

★  This traditional tale, told here in English for the first time, belongs on the folktale shelf of every ­library.

—School Library Journal Starred Review

Elegant and evocative, this culturally authentic folktale beautifully conveys the powerful bonds of music and friendship.

—Kirkus Reviews

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