Lives of the Musicians

Lives of the Musicians : Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought)

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History comes to life in this dynamic volume! It's no secret that Beethoven went deaf, that Mozart had constant money problems, and that Gilbert and Sullivan wrote musicals. But what were these people--and other famous musicians--"really" like? What did they eat? What did they wear? How did they spend their time? Discover the fascinating and often humorous stories of twenty famous musicians from various countries and historical periods, beginning with Vivaldi and ending with Woody Guthrie.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 213.36 x 251.46 x 7.62mm | 294.83g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0152164367
  • 9780152164362
  • 357,989

About Kathleen Krull

Kathleen Krull has written much innovative nonfiction for young people, including all of the books in the Lives of . . . series, and has made a chatty, accessible approach to biography her hallmark. She lives in San Diego, California. Visit her website at Kathryn Hewitt's caricatures of famous figures led kids to dub the Lives of . . . series the "Big Head" books. She has illustrated many books for young readers, some of which she also wrote. She lives in Santa Monica, California. Visit her website at
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"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 anecdotes--the stuff of which the best biography is made."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
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