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About this book
Music from the Sky
Denise Gillard • Stephen Taylor
A young girl and her grandfather set out one morning to find the perfect branch for Grampa to carve. Grampa says he's going to make a flute, but the girl is doubtful. She has been to a concert in the city, and knows what a flute looks like. How can her grandfather make one out of a tree branch? But Grampa knows what he is doing and, after finding the right branch, they return home, where he whittles away until the branch is no longer a branch, but a wonderful flute.
Set in rural Nova Scotia in one of Canada's oldest black communities, Music from the Sky captures the special relationship between a girl and her grandfather.
Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:
With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
About the Creators
Denise Gillard is a Baptist minister. Music from the Sky is based on her recollections of summers spent in Nova Scotia with her grandparents. She lives in Toronto.
Stephen Taylor, a graduate of Ontario College of Art, has illustrated several children's books.