The Magic Flute

Illustrated by Chris Raschka
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About The Book

From Caldecott Medalist and New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Chris Raschka comes a gorgeously illustrated retelling of Mozart’s classic opera, The Magic Flute.

The Magic Flute is the favorite choice of many opera lovers. But ask any of them to tell you the rambunctious, mystical, and downright oddball story of the opera and no two tellers will agree.

Enter Chris Raschka, an opera goer himself. His stunning version of the original plot and the otherworldly events which inspired Mozart’s glorious music showcases his interpretation from the storytelling front curtain at the start, to the radiant finale at the end. Readers will be exclaiming, Bravo!

About The Author

Chris Raschka is the illustrator of The Hello, Goodbye Window, which was awarded the Caldecott Medal. He is also the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor Book Yo! Yes?; Charlie Parker Played Be Bop; Mysterious Thelonious; John Coltrane’s Giant Steps; Can’t Sleep; and The Magic Flute. He lives with his wife and son in New York City.

About The Illustrator

Chris Raschka is the illustrator of The Hello, Goodbye Window, which was awarded the Caldecott Medal. He is also the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor Book Yo! Yes?; Charlie Parker Played Be Bop; Mysterious Thelonious; John Coltrane’s Giant Steps; Can’t Sleep; and The Magic Flute. He lives with his wife and son in New York City.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books (August 13, 2019)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481449021
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® 870L

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Raves and Reviews

*"Love, adventure, and enchantment artfully cast their spell."

– Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*"In one slim offering, [Raschka] manages to capture the grandeur, complexity, humor, drama, and sheer joy of opera . . . . By the time readers come to the jubilant finale, they will feel like they've been on a magical ride. This is an excellent introduction to opera, and a whole lot of fun for everyone."

– Booklist, starred review

"A friendly entrée into one of Mozart’s most beloved works."

– Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Stretching the possibilities of the picture book format—a tour de force."

– School Library Journal, starred review

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