With vivid language, lots of facts for music lovers and beautiful illustrations, this expansive gift book introduces youngsters to seven of the world's best-loved operas in a delightful way. AGES: 6-10 AUTHOR: Shahrukh Husain is an author and psychotherapist who specialises in film, women's studies and myth. She has also written Stories from the Opera for Barefoot Books. Shahrukh lives in London, England. ILLUSTRATOR: James Mayhew is an award-wining illustrator and a passionate opera fan. His commissions inlcude a number of programs for the Kirov Opera, St Petersburg and a series of T-shirts for the Metropolitan Opera Guild, New York. James lives and works in Hertfordshire, England. NARRATOR: Miranda Richardson has many film and television credits to her name. She has won two Golden Globe Awards, for her roles in Fatherland and Enchanted April.