The answer

When notes are newly written and “young”, they have wings and can fly. As they get older they lose their wings and grow arms and legs. Hence all detectives go to flying school in order to chase and catch young notes that fly out of their music for some reason.

In The Case of the Flying Note, and The Secret at Willow Wail, Detective Reed chases some of these fleeing notes. Quite the adventure!

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Off we go!

So the question is why did Detective Reed learn how to fly? Can you guess? If you read The Case of the Flying Note you would know BUT perhaps you can guess by the title. HINT. The flying note was a newly written note. Need more of a hint in the next post?

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Musical Tales is for the child or friend (8 – 11) who loves
– fantasy stories
– to draw and create characters
– to play music

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The Case of the Flying Note: A Detective Reed Mystery :  FN cover for site

Join Detective Reed on this musical mystery adventure as the detective chases a note that has flown from its music!

The themes of this story:
– the importance of knowing who you  are
– it is OK to accept help
– finishing creative projects is important and great fun!

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The Secret of Willow Wail: A Detective Reed Mystery.  

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Harold is writing the music for an upcoming show, but when he takes a break, some of the music flies away! Detective Reed is called in to help bring the music back before Harold returns. But where did the notes go?

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When Buildings Speak is a book for the friend or relative who  A When Buildings cover

– is interested in historical architecture
– enjoys detailed pen and ink artwork
* Book samples are here.

Wrong Notes is a book of quotes about how making performance mistakes (mostly WN front covrmusical ones) can be helpful, fun and educational.

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Leaps of Imagination is for the friend or relative (or get it for yourself!) who needs creative inspiration.

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All My Treasures speaks to the child within us. These are IMG_1471the places where we  linger within the sound of leaves brushing against the wind.

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A poster set of the above quoted pageswith their accompanying illustrations are available in the store below.

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In Search of a Friend is for the very young  who are learning about friendship.
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BOOK REVIEWS of Musical Tales


By Sherry P. Todd , president of Tualatin Valley OMTA
(Oregon Music Teachers Association)

  • Fun, easy to read fantasy with whimsical characters who drop little musical terms and tidbits along the way. Perfect for a read out loud or middle grade 2-3-4 read alone book. I bought a bunch as gifts for adult music teachers and their students to enjoy!

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By Amazon Customer on January 26, 2017

My children and I love this book! It is fun, creative and educational!

*****
By P. Goldberg , musician/artist
Beautiful, sweet and wonderfully illustrated.

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By Michelle Rae, age 14
Great book for children and adults! Super cool illustrations! Greatly recommended!!!

By Alexandria Weinbrecht, book editor

This book offers a delightful and fun way for children to learn about music within the context of a well-written story and colorful illustrations. A wonderful book, highly recommended!

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