Laurie Detweiler, one of Veritas's founders, still remembers the Christmas gift of a few of these great composer books from her grandparents. They captivated her, and when she saw these gems were back in print, she wanted to share them with your family. Sebastian Bach, the Boy from Thuringia opens a window into the master's 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. It also tells about his adult life: how he helped his wife, Magdalena, put the 20 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 musical instruments. Because Bach's contributions are foundational to all great music, children need to know this classical master--and this warm, insightful portrait brings him to life.