"Beethoven thought the people of France and their leader, Napoleon, were great heroes, fighting for the freedom and rights of everyone."
Did you know that Beethoven started learning the piano when he was four years old and at around age 18 he played for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?
Tongue-in-cheek humor and whimsical illustrations let children see Beethoven as a real person. This book traces the Beethoven's life as a son, brother, and composer with entertaining anecdotes.
This revised version
includes the following new features:
- A timeline of the composers's life
- A map highlighting important places in the composers's life
- A fun quiz that provides more historical information and tests the child's knowledge
- A glossary and an index
Of course, listening to the music is essential; recordings by Beethoven are readily available as downloads from popular download sources. Paperback, 40 pages. Ages 6+.
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