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Handel, Who Knew What He Liked

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Handel, Who Knew What He Liked
Written by M.T. Anderson
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763666009
ISBN-13: 9780763666002
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Handel, Who Knew What He Liked

author: M.T. Anderson

illustrator: Kevin Hawkes

series name:
Candlewick Biographies
George Frideric Handel always knew what he liked. And he was never afraid to do what he liked ó whether smuggling a clavichord into the attic, sneaking off at a dukeís castle to play the organ, ordering forty-five pounds of snow to chill his wine, or writing operas that no one wanted to hear. Even in his darkest hour, when it seemed everyone and everything were against him, Handel stayed true to himself. And because he did, he has become one of the best-loved composers in the world. In this absorbing biography, M. T. Andersonís narrative and Kevin Hawkesís stunning art illuminate the life and legacy of a musical visionary.
Back matter includes a time line, discography, authorís note, sources, and an index.
The award-winning work is reissued as a Candlewick Picture Book Biography.
suggested retail price (U.S.):
0763666009 / 9780763666002
pub date:
Non-Fiction / Paperback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
48 / 6" x 9"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
Biography & Autobiography; History; Music;
author’s comments:
M. T. Anderson is the author of the young adult novels Thirsty and Burger Wuss and a faculty member of Vermont Collegeís MFA Program in Writing for Children. About Handel, Who Knew What He Liked, he says, "As a child, I loved Handelís music, because it seemed to suggest that humans are a noble race, full of reason and gentility. Then I got to high school."
illustrator’s comments:
Kevin Hawkes is the illustrator of a number of popular books for children, including Weslandia, The Librarian Who Measured the Earth, Marven of the Great North Woods, and Painting the Wind: A Story of Vincent Van Gogh. He says, "I loved illustrating this book, though it was quite a challengeóHandelís music is so beautiful and powerful, and his life was so complex. I hope Iíve done him justice."
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