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Amanda Moeckel and Kristen Nobles (The Children's Book Podcast #495)

March 12, 2019

KHALIDA AND THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SONG 

 

Amanda Moeckel (@AmandaMoeckel) is the author and illustrator of KHALIDA AND THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SONG, a picture book published last September that centers on a child who is visited in the night by a song and is compelled thereafter to find the song’s melody and play it herself. The book plays with the ephemeral quality of inspiration and pursuing creative or inspired ideas. Joining also is Kristen Nobles, the publisher of Page Street Kids (@PageStreetKids), an imprint of Page Street Publishing focused on inspiring young readers with thoughtful stories and distinctive art. Kristen shares the brief, but vibrant history of Page Street kids and also brings along some of their recent releases to share.

 

  

ABOUT THE BOOKS: 

When a song whispers in Khalida's ear late one night, she is determined to catch it. But the next day, no matter how hard she tries, bad timing and a busy schedule get in the way of her creative pursuit. Khalida longs for time to sit at the piano and make her own music and refuses to give up on her quest. When she finally succeeds, we discover the power of a captivating melody. Readers will relate to Khalida's overscheduling frustrations as well as her joy as inspiration becomes art. Lush watercolor art showcases how one girl's determined pursuit of an idea rewards us all with the enduring magic of a beautiful song.

 

 

ABOUT OUR GUESTS:

Learn more about author-illustrator Amanda Moeckel at amandamoeckel.com

 

Learn more about Page Street Publishing at www.pagestreetpublishing.com

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