Handel, Who Knew What He Liked

By Anderson, M. T.

Publishers Summary:
A man who would later compose some of the world's most beautiful music is shown as a stubborn little boy with a mind of his own.

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ISBN
978-0-76361-046-3
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 2001

Gr 1-5 In this picture-book biography, both illustration and text are characterized by a saucy style, impeccable pacing, and a richness of content, and the two harmonize splendidly in a manner befitting the subject. Anderson's words and anecdotes are well chosen, and his sense of timing heightens impact whether describing mischievous childhood antics of the classical composer (the boy smuggling a clavichord past unsuspecting pa...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2001

A clearly defined theme, stated in the title; a lively text, sufficiently detailed but not overburdened with minutiae; and stunning illustrations, many embellished with baroque-style frames, make this biography a fully integrated experience for young readers. Beginning with a sly commentary on the size of the wig Handel wore as an adult, the text strikes the right note between admiration and information. As it describes Handel's determination to become a musician despite his father's wishes, the incidents chosen to demonstrate the point include that of the boy's smuggling a clavicho...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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