Author(s): Sergei Prokofiev
Retells the orchestral fairy tale of the boy who, ignoring his grandfather's warnings, proceeds to capture a wolf.
Sergei Prokofiev was a Russian and Soviet composer, pianist, and conductor. Creator of masterpieces across numerous musical genres, he is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century. His works include the March from The Love for Three Oranges, the suite Lieutenant Kije, the ballet Romeo and Juliet - from which "Dance of the Knights" is taken - and Peter and the Wolf. He created seven completed operas, seven symphonies, eight ballets, five piano concertos, two violin concertos, a cello concerto, a Symphony-Concerto for cello and orchestra, and nine completed piano sonatas. Charles Mikolaycak was best known for his Children's book illustrations. His book I Am Joseph was an ALA Notable Book, Peter and the Wolf received a Society of Illustrators notation, and Babushka was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book.