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Flute Lore, Flute Tales
Flute Lore, Flute Tales: Artifacts,
History, and Stories about the Fluteby Katherine L. Holmes is published as an ebook and in paperback by Couchgrass Books. It is
YA, aimed for 8 to 18-year-olds, though for any age.
Explore the flute’s four types as they have appeared on most
continents since prehistoric times. This book follows the discovery of
artifacts and the historical impact of the instrument. Stories are included in
many chapters. Myths, legends, and fairytales are re-told as they pertain to a
regional flute. Sumer, the ancient Mediterranean world, Africa, India, the
Orient, the Americas, and Europe are presented. The last pages cover eminent
flautists, women musicians, jazz flutists, and finally, musical groups and
performers who have made the traditional and folk instruments popular again.
"Filled with fascinating historical
anecdotes, true origin sources of ancient flutes and additional myths, legends,
and fairytales about flutes...a delightful source of historical information.
'Flute Lore, Flute Tales' is suitable for both young adult readers and
curious adult audiences." - Library Bookwatch, The Midwest Book Review
"The illustrations enhance the
information and the chapters are filled with interesting information that kept
this reviewer glued to the printed page and really focused on what information
the author shared." - Fran Lewis, Just Reviews