David Gonzalez with Daniel Kelly, Piano
In The Boy Who Could Sing Pictures, adapted from Seymour Leichman’s book, we meet Luca, son of Bustelo-the-jester, who discovers that when he sings for people, spectacular pictures appear in the sky that reflect the truth of the world and people around him. The adventure follows Luca through a summer-long tour of surprises and wonders, and reaches a climax with the command for a royal performance and a fateful encounter with the evil ministers who fear that Luca's songs may reveal too much. But Luca learns to trust his talents in this empowering story. The Boy Who Could Sing Pictures features the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos, Astor Piazzolla, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Ludwig van Beethoven, along with original compositions and arrangements by Daniel Kelly.
"David Gonzalez speaks with courageous humanity and brilliant creativity - his poetry and stories uplift the spirit and inspire wonder."
Recommended for grades K-6