Some people find their serendipity in sports, some find it in acting while others find their destiny in music. Sheri Poe-Pape found hers in the latter sort. Her love and acquaintance with musical art encouraged her to write about it. She wrote many articles and blogs regarding melodies and harmonies but when her expertise in music demanded to be heard, combined with the fact that she has been a music teacher for the better part of 36 years, she ended up scribbling it all down in her children’s book titled Cassie’s Marvelous Music Lessons.
It is safe to say that Pape’s small and creative world revolves around teaching, playing music on her piano and her little dog companion. If this life is not serenity, then we don’t know what is.
Cassie’s Marvelous Music Lessons is a story about Cassie. But before you go on and think that Cassie is a little girl, stop right there! Cassie is actually a little, cute dog which finds itself in a house of music under the care of Mrs. Applebaum. While Mrs. Applebaum is kind hearted and compassionate, she is having a hard time understanding the little dog and Cassie too, with her inability to communicate properly, soon turns into a sad ball of curtness. But then, there’s music, and with the help of the gentle Mrs. Applebaum, they find a common ground to communicate. This goes on to prove that music is indeed a universal language and not just limited to Homo sapiens.
Cassie’s Marvelous Music Lessons is a delightful and surprisingly refreshing children’s book that every young reader must read. This book is not just a story but is also a lesson for the little readers too. Being misunderstood is a part of life but it is upon us as to how we can get our message across and how we communicate, even if our language is not the same. The answer is simple; the language of love and the language of music remain unchanged and widely implicit.