How to build an Orchestra – Video Event

Mary Auld and Elisa Paganelli, the author and illustrator of “How to Build an Orchestra”, talk about how the book came into being and the challenges of creating words and pictures to describe the magic of an orchestral performance. It includes readings from the book and inspirational art activities.

“How to Build an Orchestra”

● Written by Mary Auld

● Illustrated by Elisa Paganelli (

● Published in the UK by Wayland Books, Hachette Children’s Group (

● Published in the US by Crocodile Books, Interlink Publishing Group (

● In collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra (



Mary Auld: @maryauldauthor

Elisa Paganelli: @elisapaganelli_illustration

Wayland Books: @wattsandwayland_books

Crocodile Books: @crocodile_books


Elisa Paganelli: @ElisaPaganelliillustrator

Wayland Books: @hachettekids

Crocodile Books: @CrocodileBooks


Elisa Paganelli: @elisaupsidedown

Wayland Books: @Watts_Wayland

Interlink Publishing Group: @InterlinkBooks



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