Day for a Hullabaloo

Philip de Vos

Date Published :
June 2018
Publisher :
Protea Boekhuis
Contributor(s) :
Piet Grobler
Illustration :
36 full color illustrations
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ISBN : 9781485307655
Pages : 36
Dimensions : 8.5 X 8.5 inches
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In 1838, Robert Schumann composed a 13-piece piano work which he entitled Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood). He later added individual titles for each movement, after his wife Clara commented that he sometimes seemed like a child himself. These 13 pieces depict the daily life and experiences of a child, as well as his relationship with his parents and with his own world – as seen from a nostalgic adult’s perspective. Philip de Vos was inspired by both Schumann’s music and titles to write verses of his own.

About The Author

Philip de Vos is an award-winning author, poet and acclaimed photographer and in 2015 received a KykNET Fiesta Lifetime Achievement award for Music, Literature and the Visual Arts in South Africa. As a child he dreamt of joining the circus as a clown, today the humour in his work makes many a reader smile. He loves animals and bugs and has never even stepped on an ant on purpose. He lives in Green Point, Cape Town.

Piet Grobler is an acclaimed South African writer, artist and illustrator. He received many national and international awards for his work. He has illustrated more than seventy books.

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