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 ...Read MoreOn 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.Read Less
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Fine. 0794600743 Color illus. Reillustrated by Trina Bohan Tyrie, from the story originally published in 1948. A group of young boys form a club and learn to play traditional Balinese music, eventually performing for a royal wedding. 48 pp. 1st thus. ** > DJ Very Good | > Language: English | > Size: 8vo | > Media/Binding: Hardcover |
John Day Company, 1948. 1st printing / edition. Hardcover. Photographs and drawings by the author. Very Good in Good dust jacket. Slight warp to cloth boards. Jacket has small chips and tears with tape at back. Else bright, tight and clean; no names or marks. ISBN: B0046SBJSO.
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