Golden Touch, The

Golden Touch, The

Series: Picture Books
Genre: Philippe Béha
Publication Year: November 2015
Length: 64 Pages
Illustrator: Philippe Béha
ISBN: 9781896580739

French language rights sold to Quebec.

About the Book

In The Golden Touch, the team that created the children’s operetta and picture book Time for Flowers and Time for Snow tackles the myth of King Midas—again with songs and laughs and touching drama. Monty Python’s Terry Jones reads award-winning writer Glen Huser’s retelling of the classic tale of the foolish king whose lust for gold nearly costs him his family and his life.

Included is a CD of the children’s opera, with music by the acclaimed Greek composer Giannis Georgantelis, performed by Chroma Musika with over a hundred Montreal school children and accompanied by the Orchestre Symphonique Pop de Montréal.

Praise for The Golden Touch:

“The beautiful art, the wry retelling of a classic tale, the playful and informative song lyrics, (all create) an immersive experience that will captivate.” — Quill & Quire

About the Illustrator:

Philippe Béha is a two-time winner of the Governor General’s Award.

About the Author
Glen Huser

has written many highly praised novels for young readers. He has won a number of awards such as the Mr. Christie Award, the Governor General`s Award, and the R. Ross Annett Award. A teacher-librarian for most of his life, he lives in Vancouver where he continues to write, pursue his artwork and coach students working on their own books for young people.