February 7, 2012

The Music of Wonder

This little baby doesn't come out until Valentine's Day (After you read it, you will know how perfect that is.) But, to get you in the mood, and to give you a little tease, I present you with these videos. When you read the book you will see that each section starts with a song or book quote... a precept. I love this idea. I can always look back on my life and think of songs that got me through or inspired me... music is so very important to me.  Music can capture the emotions where words fail. These are all of the precepts and the songs/books that go with them. If this doesn't get you interested... (oh, and this will win the 2013 Newbery. Just you wait and see!)

"Fate smiled & destiny laughed as she came to my cradle..." 
by Natalie Merchant

"For above the world Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing I can do..." 
Space Odity 
by David Bowie

"You are beautiful no matter what they say. Yes, words can't bring you down..." 
by Christina Aguilera

"Now here is my secret. It is very simple. It is only with one's heart that one can see clearly. What is essential is invisible to the eye." 
The Little Prince 
written by Antoine de Saint Exupery

"Sometimes I think my head is so big because it is so full of dreams."
The Elephant Man
written by Bernard Pomerance

"I forgot that I might see so many beautiful things I forget that I might need to find out what life could bring." Beautiful Things 
by Andain

"You're gonna reach the sky. Fly... beautiful child." 
Beautiful Child 
by The Eurythmics

Auggie & Nate Pullman 
"I'm the ugliest guy on the lower east side but I've got wheels and you want to go for a ride." 
The Luckiest Guy on The Lower East Side 
by The Magnetic Fields

Mr. Browne
"Just follow the day and reach for the sun." 
Light & Day 
by Polyphonic Lightning Spree


  1. I LOVE this! Thanks for putting it together!

  2. I've just started reading this book - I'm up to Via's narrations and I love it! I agree with your Newbery prediction!