If Plymouth Rock could talk, what would it say?
In the children’s storybook “The Secrets of Plymouth Rock” the rock indeed talks. It tells the story of the Landing of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower on December 21, 1620 at Plymouth, Massachusetts. Most importantly young audiences in Plymouth Massachusetts are learning not only does Plymouth Rock talk, it sings! Songwriter Candido Bretto takes 28 Plymouth elementary school students and their music teachers on a “rockin” Plymouth musical journey from cover-to-cover of Diane L. Finn’s book with 12 original songs. Candido and the students sing about hope, optimism, survival and self awareness in a wonderful new CD coming out in October. The CD will be available here as well as Plimoth Plantation and the Mayflower Society House.
“The songs are adorable. I think you’re onto something.”
-Jazz singer Rebecca Parris
Hear snippets of the songs by clicking here.
On Saturday, 5/5/19 and Saturday, 5/11/19 twenty-eight 4th and 5th grade students from 6 Plymouth area elementary schools (Cold Spring Elementary School, Nathaniel Morton Elementary School, West Elementary School, South Elementary School, Federal Furnace Elementary School and Hedge Elementary School) sang all 12 songs in the Funk Lab recording studio owned by actor Johnny Drama Alves of A&E’s Wahlburgers. Listen to the songs.
A delightful story written by a Teacher for her Students
Author Diane L. Finn a Plymouth elementary school teacher of 30+ years wrote a curriculum with the Plimoth Plantation to teach about the Pilgrims. “I wrote the book as a way to teach young children on our tours when they visited Plymouth Rock.” Diane was referring to “Colonial Lantern Tours” which she owned and operated along with her husband Dan for many years along with the Plymouth Rock Trolley Company in Plymouth. The fastest way to get your hands on a copy of the book is to visit Diane’s website at TheSecretsOfPlymouthRock.com.