About the Book

Based on the 1867 play “Peer Gynt” by Henrik Ibsen and Edvard Grieg’s musical masterpiece, this delightful new children’s book captures the wonder and imagination of childhood while providing an interactive introduction to classical music. Author and music teacher Allison Flannery invites children into an irresistible adventure with young Peer, as she brings to life the scene famously set to music by Norway’s beloved composer.

Set in Grieg’s home country, the story follows Peer as he explores the forest and countryside further from his home than ever before. He makes a discovery beyond his wildest imaginings, only to find himself the object of a thrilling chase that will determine whether he ever again sees his little home by the sea. Peer and his dog encounter the king’s prankster daughter, the bumbling minions who do the king’s bidding, and, ultimately, the Mountain King himself. Children, educators, and parents will be delighted by Vesper Stamper’s stunning watercolor illustrations and Flannery’s reinterpretation of this classic tale.

Come sing, dance, and explore with Peer and experience Grieg’s familiar music –included on CD with the book — in a whole new way!

5 thoughts on “About the Book

  1. Congratulations Allison! This book is a gem and will impact kids and adults alike for many years to come. So glad to know you as a friend and colleague!!

  2. My son, Marshall gave the book to his elementary school Music teacher and she used it as her lesson today! The kids loved it!

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