Peter And The Wolf

By: Walt Disney / Serge Prokofieff

Price: $10.00

Quantity: 1 available


Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The covers have some light generalized rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. "In 1936, Sergei Prokofiev was commissioned by Natalya Sats, the director of the Central Children's Theatre in Moscow, to write a musical symphony for children. Sats and Prokofiev had become acquainted after he visited her theatre with his sons several times. The intent was to introduce children to the individual instruments of the orchestra. The first draft of the libretto was about a Young Pioneer (the Soviet version of a Boy Scout) called Peter who rights a wrong by challenging an adult. (This was a common theme in propaganda aimed at children in the Soviet Union at the time. ) However, Prokofiev was dissatisfied with the rhyming text produced by Antonina Sakonskaya, a then popular children's author. Prokofiev wrote a new version where Peter captures a wolf. As well as promoting desired Pioneer virtues such as vigilance, bravery and resourcefulness, the plot illustrates Soviet themes such as the stubbornness of the un-Bolshevik older generation (the grandfather) and the triumph of Man (Peter) taming Nature (the wolf). " (from Wikipedia)

Title: Peter And The Wolf

Author Name: Walt Disney / Serge Prokofieff

Illustrator: Illustrated by Richard Kelsey

Categories: Young Adult,

Edition: 2nd Printing

Publisher: Racine, WI, Golden Press: 1976

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: A38266

Keywords: Young Adult Walt Disney Serge Prokofieff Peter And The Wolf Symphony Young Adult,