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Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? (Who Was...?) [Paperback]

By Yona Zeldis McDonough (Author) & Carrie Robbins (Illustrator)
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Explores the life and work of the prolific eighteenth-century Austrian composer who began life as a child prodigy, composing music at the age of five, and died a pauper at age thirty-five.

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Born in Austria in 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed his first piece of music, a minuet, when he was just five years old Soon after, he was performing for kings and emperors. Although he died at the young age of thirty-five, Mozart left a legacy of more than 600 works. This fascinating biography charts the musician's extraordinary career and personal life while painting a vivid cultural history of eighteenth-century Europe. Black-and-white illustrations on every spread explore such topics as the history of opera and the evolution of musical instruments. There is also a timeline and a bibliography.
Illustrated by Carrie Robbins.
Cover illustration by Nancy Harrison.

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Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? (Who Was...?) by Yona Zeldis McDonough & Carrie Robbins has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2003 page 465
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2003 page 465

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Grosset & Dunlap
Pages   112
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.5" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.3"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 28, 2003
Publisher   Grosset & Dunlap
Grade Level  Multiple Grades  
Age  7-11
Series  Who Was?  
ISBN  0448431041  
ISBN13  9780448431048  
UPC  070918004995  

Availability  0 units.

More About Yona Zeldis McDonough & Carrie Robbins

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of the novels You Were Meant For Me, Two of a Kind, A Wedding in Great Neck, Breaking the Bank, In Dahlia's Wake, and The Four Temperaments, as well as nineteen books for children. She is also the editor of two essay collections and is the Fiction Editor at Lilith magazine. Her award-winning short fiction, articles, and essays have been published in anthologies and in numerous magazines and newspapers. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two children.

Yona Zeldis McDonough currently resides in Brooklyn, in the state of New York.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? (Who Was...?)?

Great History Series For Kids!  Dec 27, 2007
The "Who Was..." series is a wonderful way to get kids to read about history. They'll learn different & interesting things in these books they won't get anywhere else. My children asked for them for Christmas! They can't put them down. I homeschool and these are a great tool for learning. My 11 year old reads them on her own very well and my 7 yr. old reads them with a little help. Highly recommend.
Great Who Was Books  Oct 19, 2007
My 10 year old daughter loves reading these "Who Was..." books. They are fun and very informative. She would buy the whole series if she had the money!
inaccurate illustrations  Jun 25, 2007
The drawings in this book are inaccurate (instruments, the way they are held/they open, maps etc.). The artist did an awfully poor job on just about every illustration. It makes you wonder about the text! I was happy to buy this book as I thought the whole series was a great idea! But I wish the authors put more effort into this project and more responsibility.
Great book!  Jun 21, 2007
My daughter finally got interest in reading when she got this book as a present. I'm going to buy more books from this series for her.
Great for children over 8 years.
Great subject for a children book.  Mar 25, 2007
Great subject for a children book. I got this series of books for my daughter and she really enjoyes reading them. Great read and educational too.


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