Mozart: The Wonder Child

Mozart: The Wonder Child : A Puppet Play in Three Acts

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Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgang Gottlieb Mozart was only three years old--not much bigger than his name--on the day his life changed forever. So begins this vivid biography about one of the most legendary prodigies in history. Award-winning author and illustrator Diane Stanley engagingly tells the story of a brilliant boy who grew up to be a complex and often troubled young man--a man who composed some of the most beautiful music of all time. With stunning and expressive illustrations, she portrays Mozart's turbulent life as a marionette show, inspired by the famous Salzburg Marionette Theatre, using an innovative artistic approach to present the life of a renowned musical genius. In concise and lyrical prose, Stanley presents an honest and sympathetic portrait of the boyhood and tragically short adulthood of a composer whose music has lived on for more than two hundred years.
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  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 241.3 x 279.4 x 15.24mm | 453.59g
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, color
  • 0060726768
  • 9780060726768

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"As with Stanley's other biographical works, she manages a neat overview of her subject's life in surprisingly few pages; audiences will particularly appreciate her focus on Mozart the kid and the family that never quite forgave him for growing up and striking out of his town." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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