Laurie Detweiler, one of Veritas's founders, still remembers receiving a few of these books on the great composers one Christmas from her grandparents. When she saw these gems were back in print, she wanted to share them with your family. Edward MacDowell and His Cabin in the Pines pulls back the curtain to reveal the fascinating life of the great American composer. Boys and girls will treasure the peek into MacDowell's Quaker beginnings, his irrepressible interest in music, and his youthful triumphs abroad—including his visit to the master Franz Liszt! The book also covers MacDowell's marriage to the lovely Marian Nevins, their return to America, and the launching of the colony in Petersboro, New Hampshire, which bears his name. What a rich life for young learners to discover!