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- The Philharmonic Gets Dressed by Karla Kuskin, Illustrated by Marc Simont
- Publisher Harper Collins
- It is Friday evening. The sky is getting darker and darker.
- Here and there, all around the city, one hundred and five people are getting ready to go to work. Some of them take showers, others bathe. Some of them shave, or trim their mustaches, others put on dusting powder and a little jewelry. Then they all get into special black and white clothes and travel to midtown with their instruments. There- at 8:30, they will work together- playing music in an orchestra. Beautifully.
"It is almost Friday night. Outside, the dark is getting darker, and here and there around the city ninety-two men and thirteen women are getting dressed to go to work. First they bathe and put on their underwear. Then they don special black-and-white apparel. Then when the one hundred and five people are completely ready, each takes a musical instrument and travels to midtown. There, at 8:30 tonight, they will work together: playing." In these 48 pages Karla Kuskin and Marc Simont combine their talents to give us a delightful and unusual inside view of one way an orchestra prepares. This completely charming book has become a classic and is a store favorite!
Nominee, 1983 American Book Award
Notable Children's Books of 1983 (ALA)
1983 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)
Outstanding Children's Books of 1982 (NYT)
A Reading Rainbow Selection
1983 Teachers' Choices (NCTE)
Children's Books of 1982 (Library of Congress)