Here are the life stories of such diverse figures as Vivaldi, Mozart, Scott Joplin, Nadia Boulanger, and Woody Guthrie. Readers will learn of both their musical natures and the personal, humorous characteristics that make their lives so fascinating. “Living, breathing anecdotes--the stuff of which the best biography is made.”--Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Kathleen Krull is a multi-award-winning children’s book author. She graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and worked for four companies as a children’s book editor. While on the job, she wrote mysteries in the Trixie Belden series and other books. She then began working at home, writing her own books and getting the chance to explore subjects she’s passionate about, including history, music, and extraordinary people. Awards for her body of work include the 2011 Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award, Leo Politi Golden Author Award, Lucia Russell Briggs Distinguished Achievement Award, California Reading Association’s Armin R. Schulz Literacy Award for promoting social justice thru books 2016, and the International Literary Association and Greater San Diego Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Award, among others.
John C. Brown is a narrator of children’s and young adult books. Some of his credits include My Brother Sam Is Dead, Lives of the Presidents, and Lives of Musicians.
Melissa Hughes’ career began in radio, where she was a staff announcer, DJ, and voice-over artist. Working in England for many years, she starred in the BBC Radio drama Trouble Brewing, appeared in numerous plays, and created the screams for the character of Lois Lane, as well as other voices in the film Superman.
What People are Saying About This
"Unstuffs a host of shirts and delivers wonderful musical trivia."Newsweek
* "Bravo! A collective biography that is informative and fun to read."School Library Journal, starred review
* "Living, breathing anecdotesthe stuff of which the best biography is made."Publishers Weekly, starred review
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Once again, these stories immediately engage the reader drawing them into a deeper curiosity about the subjects. Even a studied musicians, like me, could learn some interesting new tidbits of information about some of these musicians.
Great book to use in my music class