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  1. Frederic Chopin, Son of Poland, Early Years
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    Frederic Chopin, Son of Poland, Early Years
    Opal Wheeler
    Zeezok Publishing, LLC / 2007 / Trade Paperback
    $12.99 Retail: $13.95 Save 7% ($0.96)
    Availability: Expected to ship on or about 06/12/20.
    Stock No: WW573113

The Polish Prodigy, Chopin is one of the greatest piano composers who ever lived; children will enjoy learning about his early years with this engaging "living book" biography. Discover how he grew up in music, his astounding performance at only nine years of age, and his beginning career in music alongside actual excerpts from some of his works. Track numbers reference the sold-separately Frederic Chopin Early & Later Years Companion CD (MP3) Vintage pen-and-ink illustrations bring charm and whimsy to the text. 156 pages, softcover.

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  1. Frederic Chopin, Son of Poland, Later Years
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    Frederic Chopin, Son of Poland, Later Years
    Opal Wheeler
    Zeezok Publishing, LLC / 2007 / Trade Paperback
    $12.99 Retail: $13.95 Save 7% ($0.96)
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    Stock No: WW573090

The story of Chopin's life continues from Frederic Chopin: Son of Poland, Early Years, bringing to life the splendid events and music of his later life. The concerts, compositions, and travels of Chopin are brought to life in this charming biography. Vintage pen-and-ink illustrations bring charm and whimsy to the text. 155 pages, softcover. Excerpts from Chopin are included to play, and also include the track number for the sold-separately Frederic Chopin Early & Later Years Companion CD (MP3).

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  1. Ludwig Beethoven and the Chiming Tower Bells
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    Ludwig Beethoven and the Chiming Tower Bells
    Opal Wheeler
    Zeezok Publishing, LLC / Trade Paperback
    $11.49 Retail: $13.95 Save 18% ($2.46)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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    Stock No: WW650560

This gentle biography tells Beethoven's life story; learn how he spent his youth practicing long hours at the piano, and how his hard work paid off as he went on to become celebrated across Europe. Delightful anecdotes and an engaging storytelling style will make this a favorite resource for reading, reports, and unit studies. Vintage pen-and-ink illustrations bring charm and whimsy to the text. 146 pages, softcover. Selections of music are included, along with track numbers for the sold-separately Beethoven/Hadyn Companion CD.

  1. Joseph Haydn, The Merry Little Peasant
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    Joseph Haydn, The Merry Little Peasant
    Opal Wheeler, Sybil Deucher
    Zeezok Publishing, LLC / Trade Paperback
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    Stock No: WW573007

Give your children a love for Haydn's compositions with this simple biography. From his boyhood to his early education to his adult life as a famous composer, this is one living book you'll want to have on your shelf for history, music, and other unit studies. Vintage pen-and-ink illustrations bring charm and whimsy to the text. 118 pages, softcover. Ages 8-12.

  1. The Young Brahms
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    The Young Brahms
    Opal Wheeler, Sybil Deucher
    Zeezok Publishing, LLC / 2008 / Trade Paperback
    $13.95
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    Stock No: WW573151

The story of young Brahms, children will love the vivid descriptions of his childhood, from his family to his music lessons, his inspiration and dedication. A wonderful living book you'll want to have on your shelf for history, music, and other unit studies! Vintage pen-and-ink illustrations bring charm to the text, and included selections allow musicians to perform some of his works. Softcover, 152 pages. Grades K-6.

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  1. Franz Schubert and His Merry Friends
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    Franz Schubert and His Merry Friends
    Opal Wheeler, Sybil Deucher
    Zeezok Publishing, LLC / 2008 / Trade Paperback
    $13.95
    Availability: Expected to ship on or about 06/12/20.
    Stock No: WW573137

A detailed biography written for children, this story of the brilliant, young, and mischievous Franz Schubert is the perfect introduction to the young composer's life.

Learn how the "Unfinished Symphony" was left incomplete not because of any tragedy, but because his friends were starting for a picnic when he was in the middle of it; his pranks and escapades; and all about his beautiful music. Numerous selections are provided, including the March Militaire, the Moment Musicale, the theme of The Erlking, the Cradle Song and several more. Vintage pen-and-ink illustrations bring charm and whimsy to the text. 124 pages, softcover.

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  1. Sebastian Bach, The Boy from Thuringia
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    Sebastian Bach, The Boy from Thuringia
    Opal Wheeler, Sybile Deucher
    Zeezok Publishing, LLC / Trade Paperback
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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    Stock No: WW650517

This is the complete life of Bach written for children. Vivid descriptions bring the major events of Bach's life together, including his childhood: how he sat up many nights and copied music by the light of the moon, and how he walked two hundred miles to a choir school at Luneburg. Then his adult life: how he helped his wife Magdalena put the twenty children to bed every night; how he spread brown bread with honey for them to eat every afternoon; and how he taught them all to sing and play different kinds of music that Bach ever wrote.

Softcover, 126 pages. Grades K-6.

  1. Mozart, The Wonder Boy
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    Mozart, The Wonder Boy
    Opal Wheeler, Sybil Deucher
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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    Stock No: WW650536

This classic children's work on Mozart will be enjoyed by all family members, whatever their age. Packed with history, biographical material, and music, Mozart, The Wonder Boy presents the musical genius of this child prodigy, the loving family in which he was reared, and the impact he had on the world around him and to generations beyond. Written for children in grades k-6. Softcover, 127 pages.

  1. Adventures of Richard Wagner
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    Adventures of Richard Wagner
    Opal Wheeler
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    $13.95
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    Stock No: WW660110

Introduce your children to the life and work of Richard Wagner with this simple, engaging biography. From his boyhood to the conclusion of his musical education and the beginning of his adult career writing operas, this is one living book you'll want to have on your shelf for history and music-based unit studies. Vintage pen-and-ink illustrations bring charm and whimsy to the text. 151 pages, softcover. Ages 8-12.

  1. Paganini, Master of Strings
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    Paganini, Master of Strings
    Opal Wheeler
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    Stock No: WW060134

Pagainini: Master of Strings is a delightful, detailed biography written for children; this story of the brilliant Paganini is the perfect introduction to the composer's life.

This living book will give children a vivid picture of his impoverished childhood spent among the wharves in Genoa, his introduction to the world of music and rise to prominence, and finally to his time spent in the finest courts in Europe. Two melodies from his first Concerto are also included. Vintage pen-and-ink illustrations bring charm and whimsy to the text. 159 pages, hardcover.

  1. Handel at the Court of Kings
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    Handel at the Court of Kings
    Opal Wheeler
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    Stock No: WW573038

A detailed biography written for children, this rendition of the life of George Frederic Handel captures the passion that he write into his music. Following the restless life of the composer from his early childhood love of music, through the end of his life as a musician in the employ of the English court, children will enjoy this charming tale of the genius composer. Pen and ink illustrations accompany the text, as well as excerpts of music to play. Track listings are given for a sold-separately CD.

  1. Robert Schumann and Mascot Ziff
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    Robert Schumann and Mascot Ziff
    Opal Wheeler
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    $15.95
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    Stock No: WW3573069

This engaging biography will become a favorite on anyone's shelf! Learn about Schumann's happy life, and how his inability to play perfectly due to one of his fingers helped to fuel his compositions. Vintage pen-and-ink illustrations bring charm and whimsy to the text. 157 pages, softcover. Musical selections are included, with track numbers referencing the sold-separately companion CD.

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