Madame Butterfly: The Story of the Opera by Giacomo Puccini
Madame Butterfly: The Story of the Opera by Giacomo Puccini by J. Alison James, Giacomo Puccini, Renata Fucikova
Madame Butterfly: The Story of the Opera by Giacomo Puccini Author: J. Alison James, Giacomo Puccini, Renata Fucikova
Title: Madame Butterfly: The Story of the Opera by Giacomo Puccini
ISBN: 1933327081
ISBN13: 978-1933327082
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Pages: -
Publisher: Purple Bear Books (August 31, 2005)
Language: English
Category: Children's Books
Size PDF version: 1726 kb
Size EPUB version: 1876 kb
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction




Puccini's Madame Butterfly is the heartbreaking story of Cho-Cho-San, a Japanese Geisha as beautiful and fragile as a butterfly, whose trust and fidelity are betrayed by her husband, an American Navy Lieutenant. Stationed in Nagasaki, Lieutenant Pinkerton acquires his wife as casually as his house — both leased for 99 years, with the option to cancel at any time. After their honeymoon, Pinkerton departs, promising to return. But for three long years, Cho-Cho-San awaits, and when he finally does return, he brings his new American wife — and finds he has a son by Cho-Cho-San. This picture book adaptation of the tragic libretto features haunting paintings that evoke its exotic setting and emotional resonance, for a captivating introduction to the genre.