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Handel, Who Knew What He Liked

Handel, Who Knew What He Liked( )
Author: Anderson, M. T.
Illustrator: Hawkes, Kevin
Series title:Candlewick Biographies Ser.
ISBN:978-0-7636-6599-9
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Candlewick Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $14.99
Book Description:

A droll biography reveals the high notes—and the low notes—in the life of the world’s foremost composer of Baroque music. This is not your usual picture book biography. Nor was George Frideric Handel your everyday eighteenth-century composer. This witty and yet rigorously researched and accessible biography captures Handel’s essential spirit—from a child who smuggled a clavichord into the attic to play music against his father’s...
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Book Details
Pages:48
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Music
Juvenile Nonfiction / Music / Classical
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.48 x 9.26 x 0.41 Inches
Book Weight:0.665 Pounds
Author Biography
Anderson, M. T. (Author)
M. T. Anderson was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on November 4, 1968. He was educated in English literature at Harvard University and Cambridge University, and received his MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University. He primarily writes picture books for children and novels for young adults. His picture books include Handel, Who Knew What He Liked; Strange Mr. Satie; The Serpent Came to Gloucester; and Me, All Alone, at the End of the World. His young adult books include Thirsty, Burger Wuss, and Feed, which won the L.A. Times Book Award for YA fiction in 2003. He also writes the series A Pals in Peril Tale, and The Norumbegan Quartet.

Anderson Won the 2006 National Book Award in Young People's Literature for The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party.

His title Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad, was a finalist for the 2016 YALSA-ALA Award for Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction.

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