Peter and the Wolf $5 Special and July Grand Giveaway!

Would you like to start your school year off with some fun? You can try the  award-winning classic, Peter and the Wolf by Maestro Classics for just $5!

As you listen to the CD, your students will be delighted with the musical presentation. Other segments of the CD are dedicated to teaching your children about the music and the composer, Prokofiev.

The learning does not stop with the CD. With your $5 download, you will receive a PDF activity booklet. You will also find oodles of additional ideas in the free study guide found at the Maestro Classics website.

If you would like to continue to enhance and extend your learning, Homeschool Share offers many FREE units and lapbooks that match-up with the learning themes in Peter and the Wolf.

Russia Lapbook

Duck Lapbook

Wolf Lapbook

Cat Lapbook

Birds Lapbook

Maestro Classics Offer Details: Purchase Peter and the Wolf MP3 Digital Download for only $5 with discount code: HomeschoolShare. Limit one per family. Offer expires 7/31/12.

And now, for the GIVEAWAY! Value over $150!

You can win nine (yes, NINE!) of the fabulous Maestro Classics CDs including:

Peter and the Wolf

A young boy named Peter disobeys his grandfather and climbs over the garden wall. When he encounters a wolf, with quick thinking and the help of his friends – a bird, a duck and a cat – Peter captures the wolf and it is taken to the zoo.

The Story of Swan Lake

Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky’s greatest ballet score, is the tale of a prince who falls in love with a beautiful princess. The princess, however, has been turned into a swan by an evil magician, and only the prince’s love can break the spell. This narrated version of the classic tale for children is sure to delight all who love ballet and enchanting storytelling.

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Virginia Lee Burton’s classic American storybook, a childhood favorite for generations, is brought to life with this beautiful new music for orchestra and Irish bagpipes. In the story, Mike Mulligan refuses to give up his aging steam shovel Mary Anne as they travel to find one last job together. A tale of loyalty and friendship, perseverance and good ideas, this musical CD won a Parents’ Choice GOLD award.

My Name is Handel: The Story of Water Music

When Handel, the brilliant young German composer living in London, needed to get back into the king’s good graces, he had a brilliant idea.
He composed a suite of dances, hired a boat and 50 musicians, and headed down the River Thames to surprise King George I. The music became known as “Water Music,” one of Handel’s best-loved compositions.

The Tortoise and the Hare

Hare, certain that talent and new running shoes will win the race, stops for a little French onion soup at the bistro along the route. All the small animals in the forest cheer poor, slow Tortoise along, while Hare, who is far ahead, decides to take a nap. The charming musical score, complete with “The Pretzel Vendor of Paris” song, won a Parents’ Choice GOLD award.

Casey at the Bat

When the Mudville Nine are almost certain to lose the game, Mighty Casey takes his turn at bat, and the fans hold their breath as each pitch is thrown. The upbeat, jazzy music performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra is highlighted by cheering crowds, vendors hawking their wares, the cheers of spectators and the sounds of the ball being hit, which bring the story to life.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

The lazy apprentice, confident that he can use his master’s spell to do his chores, chants the magic spell and takes a nap. As the water swirls around the workshop getting ever higher, the apprentice awakens, only to discover that he does not know the spell to stop the brooms! A thrilling narration accompanies Paul Dukas’ dramatic musical score.

Juanita The Spanish Lobster

This new musical work from England combines flamenco guitar music with bel canto opera, poking fun at both, while telling a delightful story. The music of this tale invites you to not only have fun listening but also to learn and sing along. You’ll get a kick out of the high level of quality music performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the dynamic storytelling and the multifaceted tongue-in-cheek humor. Fun for all!

The Soldier’s Tale

Stravinsky’s greatest work for narrator and orchestra. It is the story of a soldier, on leave from the army, who trades his old violin for a magic book that can tell the future and make him rich. He soon discovers, however, that he has made a deal with the devil and that money does not bring happiness.

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401 thoughts on “Peter and the Wolf $5 Special and July Grand Giveaway!”

  1. I listened to Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel – sounds like fun! I think my daughter would really enjoy it.

  2. I loved Peter and the Wolf, I remember listening to that one growning up! All their CD’s are wonderful though!

  3. Oh my goodness…just had to listen to Mike Mulligan. My hubby had told me quite awhile ago that it was his fave book and we had to get it for our son when he was younger! Loved it! And now I have to have him listen to it when he gets home!

  4. I listened to “My Name is Handel” since we’ll be studying Handel in our coming school year. I love the ‘My Name is Handel’ song and sing-along, very clever! My kids love listening to audio CDs so this would be perfect for them.

  5. I listened to them all & they are great!! I grew up being a part of orchestra for years & brings back memories of being on stage & performing. Beautiful music!

  6. I just listened to clips from “My Name is Handel: The Story of Handel’s Water Music,” and I am super excited about this product and giveaway. The sound quality– not to mention the content– is excellent! I’d love to have these for my two young children who just so happen to love classical music. And jazz. 🙂

  7. We have Peter and the Wolf and have had it for years! My youngest son is scared of it, though!! Music can bring on such strong emotions! Would love to win the set for my own little boys and for the grandchildren to share.

  8. I listened to A Soldier’s Tale. My family enjoys your CD’s. We travel a lot as a military family and listening to your CD’s allow us some fun on the road and a wonderful break from am/fm.

  9. I have really being praying for this my kids would love it.we have hear some sample .hope to some day have the cd.

  10. We have a couple of these CDs and the kids love them. They’re great for long trips in the car 🙂 Casey at the Bat is our favorite

    1. Yes! You can leave a comment on this blog along with what you listened to at Maestro Classics and what you thought. That will get you two entries! 🙂

    2. Yes! You can leave a comment on this blog along with what you listened to at Maestro Classics and what you thought. That will get you two entries!

  11. this looks great. I would love to have these in our library. My daughters piano teacher would love to have shared use of them too!

  12. Swan Lake is so beautiful. My youngest daughter has always loved classical music- even as a baby, if she was crying, she would instantly be silenced at the sound of good music. I’d love to win these for my three youngest.

  13. We have Swan Lake and we LOVE these. My son and daughter both ask for it all the time. We’d love to add to our collection and this giveaway is great! Our next purchase will be the Animal Carnival 🙂
    Sarah M

  14. We have Swan Lake as well and absolutely LOVED it! We have passed it around and gotten others turned on to the Maestro Classics!! We would thoroughly enjoy having such a collection!

  15. I LOVE that Mike Mulligan is put to song with these! I loved the traditional sound of the vocals too – just like the time period the book was written in!

  16. I listened to samples from The Soldier’s Tale. Stravinsky going into Criminal Law… that would have been such a waste.

    The music, of course, sounds fabulous…

  17. We listened to “Juanite the Spanish Lobster” and my kids thought the cover art was funny. They loved hearing the lobster’s claws clacking in the music.

  18. We love these recordings. My son asks to listen to the ones we have over and over. We’d love to own the ones we’re missing – – and pass along the ones we already have. Spread the joy!!

  19. Mike Mulligan and Peter and the Wolf. I’ve always loved Peter and the Wolf. They sound great and would be wonderful to win!

  20. I listened to Mike Mulligan, as it’s one of my boys’ favorites! I love it! upbeat and interesting, beautiful and lyrical!

  21. I listened to Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, an old childhood favorite. It was really good, I think it would make an excellent live performance.

  22. We listened to MiKe Mulligan and his Steam Shovel. My son loves this story and really enjoyed hearing the music samples that goes along with the story.

  23. I listened to The Story of Swan Lake. I love listening to Tchaikovsky. I have had the Maestro classics CD’s on my wish list for a while — would love to have them. My boys LOVE Peter and the Wolf and practically have it memorized. Thanks for the opportunity.

  24. While I’ve heard peter and the wolf told with the story and music together, I hadn’t heard other stories. I checked out Swan lake and it really brought the story and music together well. I loved the Mike Mulligan one. I had never heard music for that story before and would never have imagined it being celtic! I love it! (i’m likely Biased 😉

  25. I actually listened to little bits of each of the samples! When I was young (many years ago!) I had a book with a record of Peter & the Wolf. Still have the book, but unfortunately not the record.

  26. we listened to Casey at Bat…we are finishing up a baseball unit study and season! It was great! we are also fans of Mike Mulligan.

  27. Listened to Casey at Bat. Not quite as memorable as the old Disney version, but I liked the music that went with it.

  28. I listened to Mike Mulligan. I loved the bagpipes and so will my kids! We used to have neighbor who played so they know that sound well.

  29. I listened to the Tortoise and the hare- fun music- I have been eying these for a while. Thanks for the great discount code. I made use of it!

  30. I listened to Peter and the Wolf and thought the reader had a wonderful, attention getting voice. The music was very crisp and clear. I would LOVE to get this!

  31. We listened to Mike Mulligan. Love the bagpipes! The Mike Mulligan song makes ya want to tap your toes and do a little jig =) We enjoyed listening to the samples!

  32. I listened to The Tortoise and the Hare CD … one of my daughter’s favorite Aesop stories. She … we really enjoyed listening to the story and music samples. I love the incorporation of literature with music. This would be a wonderful way for us to cover music in our homeschool day while bonding together. It would be an absolute blessing to win this popular set! LOVE IT!
    God bless,
    Tracey M.

  33. My son, Casey, thought Casey at Bat was great. I loved Peter and the wolf! These are wonderful, creative tools!

  34. We have Peter & The Wolf and we LOVE it! We also have Juanita and the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. We can’t wait to get more. We love these CDs!

  35. I listened to Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, and I thought it sounded pretty cool The clip was fairly short, but the narrator was good!

  36. We loved Peter and the Wolf! =0)We would love to win these. I am bookmarking this site for our christmas wish list.

  37. I listened to Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. I LOVED it. My kids love to listen to classical music and I think it helps get creative juices flowing. I remember when I was a kid, we used to listen to Peter Wolf and close our eyes and paint a picture. It was amazing!!

  38. My boys LOVE listening to audio books and are now starting to appreciate more classical-type music. I’d love the chance to expose them to these CDs!

  39. We listened to Tortoise and the Hare. I have yet to own one of these CDs, but I know we would enjoy them. I could listen to these every day!

  40. I listened to The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. I have always loved the music, and I would love to hear it narrated. I would really enjoy sharing this with my young children.

  41. Wow. I am speechless! This is an amazing giveaway. I have never heard of these before. I listened to the Mike Mulligan to sample for my 3 year old sweet boy….. he has recently taken to humming the tunes to all of his big sisters violin pieces. Would love to get these for both my little ones. THANKS!

  42. I listened to Swan Lake, it’s one of my favorite ballets and I adore the music, I really enjoyed the narrator’s voice, it was very soothing and elegant. I’ve been trying to find something like this for my daughter while she plays in her room and would love this giveaway.

  43. I listened to parts of Swan Lake and Casey at the bat. I know that my children, especially my oldest daughter, would LOVE these CD’s!

  44. I listened to Peter and the Wolf because it brings back good childhood memories. I love this set and my daughter loves to listen to music and audio books.

  45. Casey at Bat! I used to love this story! I also remember watching the Charlotte Orchestra play Peter and the Wolf. Such memories! These CD’s are amazing!

  46. I listened to a few of the samples, and thought all were very engaging. The stories are classic, and the music is just beautiful!

  47. Forgot to say that I listed to Peter & the Wolf! Enjoyed this classic as a child, so it brought back great memories!

  48. I listened to a few of them and my fav is The Tortoise and the Hare. It’s such a great story about never giving up even though the odds look to be overwhelming.

  49. I actually listened to the compilation in the give away and I think it is fabulous. I grew up listeningto classical music but my kids just don’t appreciate it. I think this set would bring them more into it.

  50. I had a listen to Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, it was great! I love the bagpipes and I’m so excited to discover this new series (well new to me!). I would love to win this for my boys as it would be a great edition to our long distance travels and homeschool day 🙂

  51. What a great way to bring classical music to children! I admit I stayed a little while and listened to a little of each!

  52. I listened to My Name is Handel. The girls know the music from Baby Einstein, and other shows but I would love for them to know the real composer behind it. I love the music and the learning tracks seem to be great too!

  53. I listened to the tortoise & the hare. I liked that it was more than just the story but also gave some background. It sounded really interesting and definitely something my kids would like – esp. in the car!

  54. The music and stories are a very interesting mix.
    I enjoyed the sample from Mike Mulligan.
    Great way to teach kids about music. :o)

  55. I would love all of these! I have 4 children at home and I would love to have these informative CD’s to go along with the movements.

  56. I listened to the “My Name is Handel” cd. I like the idea of the “My Name is Handel Song,” but I found it too hard to understand what he was singing. Maybe if it was only his voice with no other voices, and louder than the rest of the music, it would be easier to understand.

  57. We listened to all of the selections on Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel – one of our favorite books! We loved the samples! Are going back to listen to the rest. What an awesome giveaway!

  58. They all sound great. I think my son might like the Mike Mulligan go along cd, but in terms of the music I’m liking Sorcerer’s Apprentice!

  59. Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel. Liked the Irish music and the composer talking about the Mike Mulligan song. Seems very engaging.

  60. Peter and the Wolf, and I think it’s fabulous! We checked out a different version from the library awhile ago and my kids loved it, but I’ve been really wanting to hear this one!

  61. i have had my eye on these longer than i am willing to admit. It would be so great to win them as they never seem to fit in the budget!

  62. With my husband being in the Army how could I not listen to The Soldier’s Tale! I also listened to Jaunita the Spanish Lobster ! Loved them both!!

  63. The “My Name is Handel” song was just great. I can just hear my 8-year-old dancing through the house and singing this! Great!

  64. I listen to the samples and they sound absolutely wonderful!! This set would be great for our homeschool!! I listened to Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and it was really engaging. Thanks.

  65. My son & I listened to all of the samples they offered.
    We loved them! Each was unique. We very much enjoyed the beautiful music. It is obvious that these CD’s are excellent in quality and we really liked the narrator of the stories.
    Beautifully done!

    A mom & her son…

    PS – Favorites for us were Peter & The Wolf and Swan Lake (surprisingly we really liked the version “Speed Metal Swan”!

  66. These are so well done – just amazing! I couldn’t stop listening, so I ended up listening to Mike Mulligan, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, The Tortice and the Hare, Peter and the Wolf, Casey at the Bat and The Soldier’s Tale! I know my son would be enraptured by these.

  67. I was just looking for something on “Peter and the Wolf” today. It would be great to get this package with so many other great pieces of music and great stories.

  68. We would love these. I have heard such excellent things about this series and would love to incorporate them into my school.

  69. Peter and the wolf. We are starting MFW this year and this was an option I had not purchased. It sounds awesome.

  70. I have many children many of which are showing great interest in all things musical. This would be a great resource for all fo them!

  71. Having been a ballet dancer growing up, I had to listened to Swan Lake. I loved it! It’s really nice to have a CD that teaches children about the story behind a type of music that doesn’t have lyrics!

  72. I had heard about Swan Lake/Peter and the Wolf but the rest were new to me. I listened to all the samples on the website and am very excited to introduce them to my children. This will be our first year homeschooling and what a perfect way to start the year. Thank you for offering this contest!

  73. Great giveaway! My children love music and we don’t have very many CD’s. (we just lost 6 as they are stuck in the car player in a horrific CD jam!)

  74. I would love to own all of these cd’s. My special needs daughter adores music (as well as my other children). I can see an entire homeschool curriculum based on these cd’s! Awesome giveaway!

  75. I listened to The Tortoise and the Hare. I love these! I’ve never heard of them before. My kids listen to classical music every night at bed time so I know they would love these!

  76. We already own Peter and the Wolf. I grew up listening to it with my grandpa, so I had to get it for my own kids!

  77. I listened to Mike Mulligan with my son and we loved the bagpipes! Of course we had to sample others as well and loved Swan Lake. He thought the Swan Lake Metal was hysterical! My son is 11, and I love that he could enjoy this along with my 4, 8, and 10 year old girls. What a great resource to own!

  78. I listened to Casey at Bat. It has always been a favorite. I also liked the steel metal version of Swan Lake. This collection would be an excellent and exciting addition to our homeschool.

  79. These sound wonderful. Classical music is good for the soul and the brain. These add a special touch to just listening.

  80. Would absolutely love to win these! I have three young children, two of which I will be homeschooling this year, and I know they will all love it!

  81. I have been looking at these CD’s and hoping to add them to our homeschool library! I listened to the samples of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (a book we love) on the Maestro Classics website. I love all the extra features like the interview with the conductor.

  82. OH! How I would LOVE to win this set!!! I’ve been eyeing it for quite awhile and would love the chance to surprise my daughters’ with it for our upcoming school year. They recently became obsessed with Swan Lake and enjoy Tchaikovsky and they really liked listening to the samples on the site. Thanks for offering this great giveaway!

  83. I listened to the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, as this would be a fun piece of music to study! Thanks for the chance to win!

  84. I listened to The Tortoise and the Hare. It was awesome and would be so great for my child and for my piano students!

  85. I LOVE Juanita la langosta espanol! I plan to teach my girls Spanish this fall and this would be an amazing music program to go along with that.

  86. I listened to Mike Mulligan and loved it. This is the first I have heard of this series and I can’t wait to have my girls listen to it.

  87. I listened to Peter and the Wolf. It was very nice. I think that my kids would like it. The other cds look great too.

  88. I listened to all of them just because I tend to be curious about things. Handel’s Water Music has always been a favorite of mine. My daughter enjoys Swan Lake right now and my son enjoys Peter and the Wolf. Hearing the story behind the music is a wonderful way to add to the enjoyment of the music itself. Great give away.

  89. I couldn’t get the previews to work but this set has been on my wish list since I heard of it. Thank you for the giveaway!

  90. We love Peter and the Wolf BUT the boys new favorite could be Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel! They really enjoyed the preview!!

  91. Well, we listened to the CDs and I loved the music for Jaunita the best! My son was drawn to Mike Mulligan (a favorite story in our house). My daughters were both delighted with Swan Lake.

  92. We love “Peter & The Wolf”. My son and I really enjoy this story and we listen to this in the car often. We especially like the chatt between the bird and the duck! 🙂

  93. I listened to Mike Mulligan and thought it was great. I also listened to Peter and the Wolf but could barely hear the story over the music. I had the same experience with The Soldier’s Tale, is that normal or is there something in the settings I can change?

  94. I would love to win these cds. They would be a great teaching tool for my girls. One of my favorites is Peter and the Wolf. I love the way each animal/character is represented by a different instrument of the orchestra.

  95. Would love all of these. I’m preparing for a co-op music class, and was just pondering the use of Peter and the Wolf as we study the instrument families.

  96. I listened to Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel. I just love it! I like how it teaches about the instruments as well.

  97. We listened to Swan Lake and I really enjoyed it! I have looked at the program, but never listened. I liked how the story was told as the music played:)

  98. I listened to Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel, one of my favorite childhood books! I love the Highland pipes on this CD!
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  99. Our family would love either Mike Mulligan (a family favorite!) or the Handel CD’s. I’ve had my eye on this particular product for a long time. Looks great!

  100. I love all the resources for homeschooling on the Maestros site! I can’t wait to listen to these with my kiddo.

  101. Loved Peter and the Wolf…it is a classic from my own childhood. Fun and suspenseful, and introduces lots of instruments.

  102. My little guy was so thrilled as soon as he started listening to Peter and the Wolf. Perked him right up and he was ready for more.

  103. I listened to a sample of Peter and the wolf. I think my son, dil, and grandson would love these!

  104. My children love music. We listen to soft classical music during writing and reading lessons, and I’ve been wanting to incorporate composer lessons into their schooling. Thank you so much for sharing!

  105. Peter and the Wolf
    I use to go see this preformed, when I was a kid.. and I always loved the way you could heard the music tell the story

    1. Ack, failed to follow directions. I love what they did with Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. I can’t believe they could improve on an already perfect book.

  106. I would love to win this set! I will be homeschooling this year for the first and know that this would be a great add-on to our curriculum and enrichment.

  107. I have 2 of these already and they are awesome – would love to win the whole set! would like Mike Mulligan for my 5 year old best I htink

  108. I have been wanting these for over a year! Lots of music lovers in my home 🙂 We have listened to Peter and the Wolf and loved it!

  109. I listened to Peter and The Wolf. I am working with a young lady with severe learning challenges. The window to her world is thru music. These would be awesome for her!

  110. We have Peter and the Wolf and we love it! My daughter was engaged in so many levels thanks to this CD and materials that comes with it.

  111. Wow! What a treasure trove of CD’s these would be to win. My son LOVES listening to cd’s and we especially like them on long road trips to see family. The kdis and I just listneined to slections of Mike Mulligan, CAsey and the Bat and Peter and the Wolf. Such fun combos of words and music. LOVE them!

  112. I listened to Peter and the Wolf. I am teaching Music Appreciation/History at our local co-op this fall and these would be fantastic!!!

  113. My son (3) and I are listening to a sample of Handel’s Water Music. I tell him the title and he says, “I don’t like this water music it will drown me mama.” Love these CDs.

  114. I listened to Swan Lake. I adore Tchaikovsky, and I love that the collection includes his works! Major thumbs up!

  115. We listened to Peter and the Wolf. My kids LOVE figuring out the animal sounds based on the instruments!

  116. I listened to the Peter & the Wolf sample, and liked it so much I ordered the $5 digital version. It brought back memories, as I remember listening to it as a child. I’m very excited to use the Maestro Classic version with all of the extras and background information and fun homeschool extras.

  117. We listened to Swan Lake (well, it started out as just me and within seconds all four of my littles were gathered around!) – I loved all the information about the composer. These have been on my radar for a while, so we’ll be trying Peter and the wolf for $5 and hopefully, adding more though the year!! Thank you for the chance to win!

  118. We listened to Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. We really enjoyed it, and liked the first tract’s excerpt a lot. We’ve been wanting some of Maestro’s Classic CD’s, and this one would be great for my sons as they would love the storyline as well (we don’t own that book yet either).

  119. I listened to the Mike Mulligan one and when the thing ended my daughter said “Why you turn it off?”
    We lived it!

  120. I listed to both “Mike Mulligan” and “The Soldier’s Tale” and thought they were awesome! I love stuff like this.

  121. We love our Peter and the Wolf cd! We would be thrilled to win the set! Thank you for the opportunity.

  122. We use FIAR and used MIke Mulligan. The music is fantastic and fun! Kept it for 5 years and now using on the little brother! 🙂 Maestro’s Classics are a valuable part of our homeschool lives! Our family lives are all the richer having found them!!!!!

  123. I listened to Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel. LOVE the French Horns (being a former player, I can’t help it!!!).

  124. My husband adores Peter and the Wolf. He would listen to it over and over as a kid…on a record player of course! Please enter us to win.

  125. Oh my Gosh the Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel,was the best–what a wonderful way for anyone to enrich their music appreciation– I really think my three would love this.

  126. I’ve never heard of this curriculum, but my interest is piqued! We love the classics. I may just need to get this whole set.

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