June 1, 2015 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Paris, France - Do you know what a Rebec is? A Do? A Mirliton? Your kids might. A family of musicians in a story that is both amusing and educational, now available on the App Store. "The Doray Family" for iPad has been updated and made into a bilingual app (English and French). In this format, La Dentelliere Digital Publisher is targeting the international market as well as those learning French or English and a bilingual audience.
The entire Doray family loves music. Every member of the family is going to play an exotic or rare instrument for you! Today, to help celebrate the end of the school year, the Dorays are going to perform two songs. Well, that was the idea anyway. But that was before the family cat got involved.
"The Doray Family had been born from the magic of music and stayed with me. Often, it's a phrase, a word association, or even seemingly random syllables, that inspire my writing. They become my touchstone or the song that I can't get out of my head. For the Doray Family, when I started out, I had no idea where the story would take me. Pretty quickly, however, the idea of a family with names linked to the musical scale became the centerpiece. I also realized fairly soon in the process that I wanted each character to have an instrument related to one of the musical notes. This dual requirement opened up some doors while closing some others as I stayed within the confines of the musical theme. The rest just came out of my fingers as I typed," said the author, Juliette Dharmadhikari.
The story is written by Juliette Dharmadhikari, illustrated by Sophie Guerlais with a soundtrack by Alexis Collin. The French version is read by French actor and comedian Fred Testot. It was released in 2014 as two interactive ebooks, one in French and one in English. The current app is presented by La Dentelliere Digital Publisher in bilingual format and brings the two language versions together in one place. The English version was translated by Eve Lindemuth Bodeux.
* English and French
* Recommended age: 4+ years
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* 203 MB
Pricing and Availability:
The Doray Family 1.0 is $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.
Located near Paris, France, La Dentelliere Digital Publisher was founded in 2014 by Myriam Prot-Poilvet. It creates stories that are both works of art and technologically innovating. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 La Dentelliere Editions Numeriques. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.