Handel, Who Knew What He Liked

ISBN-10: 0763666009
ISBN-13: 9780763666002
Author: Anderson, M. T.
Illustrated by: Hawkes, Kevin
Interest Level: 2-5
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Publication Date: September 2013

Copyright: 2011

Page Count: 48

Series: Candlewick Biographies


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Interest Level

Grades 2-5

Reading Level

Guided Reading: S
Lexile: 780L

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Europe

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Music / Classical

Description
A droll biography reveals the high notes-and the low notes-in the life of the world's foremost composer of Baroque music. This is not your usual picture book biography. Nor was George Frideric Handel your everyday eighteenth-century composer. This witty and yet rigorously researched and accessible biography captures Handel's essential spirit-from a child who smuggled a clavichord into the attic to play music against his father's orders to a young man who imported forty-five pounds of mountain snow to chill wine for a gala-as well as his remarkable, enduring musical triumphs. But M. T. Anderson also shows Handel's struggles and chronicles the illness, ill fortune, and despair that led to his greatest achievement, the Messiah. With impeccable detail and a wink at the reader, Kevin Hawkes illustrates the singular story of Handel and the music through which he lives on.
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