Mozart: The Wonder Child: A Puppet Play in Three Acts

Hardcover | January 27, 2009

byDiane Stanley

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Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgang Gottlieb Mozart was only three years old—not much bigger than his name—on the day his life changed forever.

So begins this vivid biography about one of the most legendary prodigies in history. Award-winning author and illustrator Diane Stanley engagingly tells the story of a brilliant boy who grew up to be a complex and often troubled young man—a man who composed some of the most beautiful music of all time.

With stunning and expressive illustrations, she portrays Mozart's turbulent life as a marionette show, inspired by the famous Salzburg Marionette Theatre, using an innovative artistic approach to present the life of a renowned musical genius. In concise and lyrical prose, Stanley presents an honest and sympathetic portrait of the boyhood and tragically short adulthood of a composer whose music has lived on for more than two hundred years.

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Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgang Gottlieb Mozart was only three years old—not much bigger than his name—on the day his life changed forever. So begins this vivid biography about one of the most legendary prodigies in history. Award-winning author and illustrator Diane Stanley engagingly tells the story of a brilliant boy who grew up to b...

Diane Stanley is the author and illustrator of beloved books for young readers, includingThe Silver Bowl, which received three starred reviews, was named a best book of the year byKirkus ReviewsandBook LinksLasting Connections, and was an ALABooklistEditors' Choice;The Cup and the Crown;Saving Sky, winner of the Arab American Museum's ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:48 pages, 11 × 9.25 × 0.41 inPublished:January 27, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060726741

ISBN - 13:9780060726744

Appropriate for ages: 8 - 12

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“The staged effects, from the opening curtain to the suspended cherubs carrying footnotes, are well–suited to the story who spent most of his life performing or composing.”