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Allen & Unwin (2018-08)
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Children’s picture books


by Ayres, EddieTaher, Ronak

A haunting, fable-like story, set in Kabul, about the irrepressible power of music.

In Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, Sonam's world is dark and silent. Music is banned.
Then one day, Sonam follows a magical melodious sound to a walled garden, and her world is silent no more. The sound is music, and it lifts her up amongst the stars and takes her deeper than the tree roots in the earth. How can she hold on to this feeling in a world where music is forbidden?

Eddie Ayres grew up in England, studied music and has adventured throughout the world as a viola and cello player. He has cycled from England to Hong Kong, taking a li le violin with him, playing to Greek shepherds, Iranian police and Chinese truck drivers along the way. In Australia, Eddie worked for ten years as a radio broadcaster before he moved to Kabul to teach music for a year.
Ronak Taher is an Iranian-Australian ar st. Ronak studied graphic design, illustra on and anima on in Tehran and now works in graphic design, illustra on and sculpture. Ronak has held several visual art exhibi ons and has illustrated many books for children and young adults.

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This story of how Sonam eventually discovers the powerful and transpor ve nature of music is beau fully rendered in both words and images.

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