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

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

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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 people—and other famous musicians—really like? What did they eat? What did they wear? How did they spend their time? And—possibly most interesting of all—what did their neighbors think?

Discover the fascinating and often humorous stories of twenty famous musicians—people 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544238060
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 11/05/2013
Series: Lives of . . . Series
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 279,480
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 1010L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Kathleen Krull is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young readers, which includes the successful Lives of ... series. She is a book reviewer and former children's book editor. She lives in San Diego.


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.

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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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