Laurie Detweiler, one of Veritas's founders, still remembers getting a few of these books on the great composers one Christmas from her grandparents. They enchanted her, and when she saw these gems were back in print, she wanted to share them with your family. Mozart, the Wonder Boy will fascinate all your family members, whatever their ages. Vintage pen-and-ink illustrations enliven the pages that present 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. Packed with history, biographical material, and music, this volume brings to life for your children the virtuoso known as the most musical boy who ever lived.
The Opal Wheeler Series, written more than 50 years ago, is among the first biographies of great composers penned for children. The series pulls back the curtain to reveal the lives and times behind these great classical composers, exploring the people, places, and events that influenced the masters and the beautiful music they created.