The Tortoise and the Hare

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“Bonnie Ward Simon has skillfully transformed the original one-paragraph Aesop fable into an energized adventure…Yadu masterfully delivers the text with enthralling and captivating voices. Musical composer and conductor Stephen Simon bolsters both the narration and delivery with impeccable precision and style.”

– Parents' Choice Awards

The Tortoise and the Hare

The Tortoise and the Hare story and music CD or MP3 download
Music by Stephen Simon
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Hare, certain that talent and new running shoes will win the race, stops for a little French onion soup at the bistro along the route. All the small animals in the forest cheer poor, slow Tortoise along, while Hare, who is far ahead, decides to take a nap. The charming musical score, complete with “The Pretzel Vendor of Paris” song, won a Parents’ Choice GOLD award.

A 24 page activity book included with the CD contains words and sheet music for a sing-along song, information on instruments, musical notation and fractions, the contrabassoon, games and more. MP3 download from Maestro Classics website includes a PDF of the activity booklet.

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Ages 5+ and families. 

Also available on    iTunes

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1. The Tortoise and the Hare

The classic fable is retold with music.

2. About the Story

Learn about the story that is almost 2,000 years old.

3. Pretzel Vendor of Paris Song

This new song is in the French chanteuse style with Dixieland Band.

4. About the Music

Discover how a composer creates a musical score.

5. Now That You Know a Little More...

You are invited to listen again and discover how much more you hear in the music.

7. Pretzel Vendor of Paris Sing-Along

Sing the song with the karaoke track. The words are in the program book.


Total Duration: 53:57 Minutes