A Club of Small Men: A Children's Tale from Bali
On Bali, the people spend their free time making beautiful things, including music and dancing, to honor their gods. The sound of gamelan orchestras, ... Show synopsis On Bali, the people spend their free time making beautiful things, including music and dancing, to honor their gods. The sound of gamelan orchestras, with their metal gongs, simple flutes, bronze bars over hollowed bamboo, and cymbals can be heard all over the island. Set in this exotic locale, A Club of Small Men tells the story of the first-ever Balinese music dub for young boys. We follow the adventures of Kayun and his friends Kantin, Dapat, Dog, Kinigan, and Bedil -- and the American stranger who comes into their lives -- as they learn to play the famous gamelan music of Bali. Originally published in 1948, with wonderful new full-color illustrations created especially for this edition, A Club of Small Men is a perfect choice for children interested in music, or in the rich Balinese culture. It also includes background notes on the gamelan orchestra. The demand for children's stories from around the world has never been higher -- parents and schoolteachers want stories that reflect the world's many cultures. A Club of Small Men offers an entertaining introduction to the unique and unfamiliar culture of Bali.