Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought)by Kathleen Krull, Kathryn Hewitt
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 peopleand other famous musiciansreally like? What did they eat? What did they wear? How did they spend their time? Andpossibly most interesting of allwhat did their neighbors think?
Discover the fascinating and often humorous stories of twenty famous musicianspeople of all shapes, sizes, temperaments, and lifestyles, from various countries and historical periods. Beginning with Vivaldi and ending with Woodie Guthrie, Lives of the Musicians brings musical history to life! 8-1/2 X 10-1/4. Full-color illustrations
Author Biography: Kathleen Krull is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young readers. She lives in San Diego, California.
Kathryn Hewitt has illustrated all of the books in the Lives of... series as well as popular picture books for young readers. She lives in Santa Monica, California.
"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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* "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
Meet the Author
Kathleen Krull is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young people, including Lives of the Explorers, Lives of the Musicians, and all other books in this popular series illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt. She is also the author of Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez, illustrated by Yuyi Morales, as well as The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny) and Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country), both co-written with Paul Brewer and illustrated by Stacy Innerst. She lives in San Diego, California. Visit her website at www.kathleenkrull.com.
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 www.kathrynhewitt.com.
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