About ‘The adventures of the Orange Boy’

Lees- & luisterboek Vera Laporeva

Vera Laporeva: author & violinist
Hans van den Boom: narrator
George Sosnovski: composer
Thomas Herrmann: pianist
Oksana Arakcheyeva: illustrator

This reading and audio book consists of 16 stories. The main characters Tom, the orange boy and his dachshund Tata experience everything. The everyday things like going to school and falling in love for the first time, but also special events like attending the rehearsal of a large orchestra, going to the concert and saving someone’s life. All stories are ‘framed’ with music fragments, which have been written especially for this project and reflect the content of the stories. I also use existing recordings by the Metropole Orchestra and classical composers such as Handel, Beethoven and Saint-Saëns. This book is written for children ages 6 and up.


Why this book?

As the daughter of two musicians, I grew up with music. I often accompanied my parents to the Opera, where they worked as orchestra musicians. From a high chair in the orchestra pit I enjoyed the numerous performances. We always had music playing at home too. I started taking violin lessons when I was six.

Thanks to music I have made friends for life, I met my pianist husband Thomas Herrmann, I have experienced amazing travels and thanks to my unique job at the Metropole Orchestra, I was able to perform with world stars.

My own children also grow up with music. I would sincerely wish all children this special experience of growing up with music.

The price of the book with 2 CDs is € 29,95. The shipping costs are € 3,95.


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Digital version of the audiobook

Don’t have a CD player? Or would you prefer a digital version of the audiobook? That is possible!
Send an email to: erasmustrio@hotmail.com

Lees- & luisterboek Vera Laporeva

Photos from the presentation

My source of inspiration

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