A unique picture book experience like none you’ve ever heard

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Are you ready for a wild adventure?

Travel through the trees and across the seas with Maestro Mouse and his musical friends! You’ll meet a big blue whale and speedy cheetahs, tiny beetles and graceful swans. Each has a special secret to share.

Along the way, you might spot the surprises Maestro Mouse has left for you — a hiding buzzy bee, jumbled letters that spell out clues, and even a coded message for you to solve!

“Whimsically engaging.”
Kirkus Reviews
“A delightful musical debut sure to be a hit at story hours.”
School Library Journal, Starred Review
“A wide-ranging, peppy blend of rhyming poems, puzzles, motivational messages, and music.”
Booklist
“The king of conspiracy thrillers opts for a distinct change of pace with his first children’s picture book; a heartwarming, humorous tale about the wonder of music and the joy of a good puzzle. Fully interactive, with a smartphone app that plays each character’s signature song and a plethora of brainteasers hidden within its beautifully illustrated pages, Wild Symphony is an uplifting treat for the very young.”
Waterstones
“In today’s cultural environment, finding ways to attract families and young people into the concert halls has become difficult. With an educational system that does not prioritize the arts, it is up to individual organizations to keep the flame burning. With WILD SYMPHONY, author Dan Brown has created a work which is both educational and entertaining. It has enormous appeal and it is my opinion that this contribution to the repertoire will have lasting value.”
Leonard Slatkin, conductor

A sneak peek behind the scenes of making Wild Symphony.

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Dan Brown

makes his picture book debut with this mindful, humorous, musical, and uniquely entertaining book! Includes a free app and music composed by the author.

Listen to a Sample

Movement 3: Bouncing Kangaroo (1:29)

About the Author

Dan Brown—the man behind the #1 best-selling publishing phenomenon The Da Vinci Code—is known for exciting twists, turns, and surprises. His newest surprise, Wild Symphony, unveils the novelist as a lifelong musician and composer who was inspired at a young age by Peter and the Wolf, The Carnival of the Animals, and The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.

Featuring nearly two dozen musical portraits drawn from the animal kingdom, Wild Symphony springs to life on stage and is poised to become an instant children’s classic. From the joyous rhythms of “Bouncing Kangaroo” to the mysterious melodies of “Wondrous Whale” to the hair-raising harmonies of “Brilliant Bat,” this is a very wild symphony indeed.

Wild Symphony is accompanied by a vibrantly illustrated New York Times bestselling children’s book of the same title, which has been translated in more than 20 countries worldwide.

About the Illustrator

Susan Batori lives in Budapest, Hungary, with her soulmate, Robert, and her cat, Kamilla. She studied graphic design at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts. Since 2013, Susan has been a freelance children’s book illustrator.

Maestro Mouse

Orchestras around the world are performing Wild Symphony. New ensembles are being added every day. Check the events page for news on these exciting live performances!