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Marvin Makes Music [With CD (Audio)]

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Publisher Comments:

A true story from one of America's most beloved composers

Marvin loves to play the piano and compose his own songs. But performing music over and over that's composed by some old guys name Ludwig and Wolfgang just gives him knots in his stomach. When his father tells Marvin he has an audition with the most prestigious music school, how can Marvin overcome his nerves and get swept away by the music?

This endearing book is based on the true life story of composer Marvin Hamlisch, who, at the age of six, was the youngest person ever accepted into the Juilliard School.

Includes CD with original song

Review:

"Hamlisch — the late, acclaimed composer behind A Chorus Line and The Way We Were, among many other shows and films — describes himself as a music-obsessed child who even heard music in the honking of car horns. At the piano (his 'best friend'), music 'flowed into his ears and out of his fingers.' Yet Marvin hates practicing the 'old songs' his piano teacher prefers, as well as playing in front of people, and he dreams about conducting an orchestra performing his own compositions. In addition to sharing true-to-life details about Hamlisch's youth (including wearing pajamas under an itchy suit), the book centers on his audition at 'one of the best music schools in the city' (flap copy notes that Hamlisch attended Juilliard at age six) and getting locked out of the building just before his performance. Madsen's (The Crossing) angular digital art has a dramatic quality that befits a life built around theater and film in a revealing glimpse into this musical legend's childhood. A CD of an original composition by Hamlisch is included. Ages 6 — 8. Agent: Anna Olswanger, Liza Dawson Associates. Illustrator's agent: Shannon Associates." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Marvin Hamlisch is the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony, and Pulitzer-winning composer of the scores for Broadway's A Chorus Line and over 40 films, including The Way We Were. He lives in New York City.

Jim Madsen has been illustrating for more than 20 years. He makes his home in Provo, Utah, with his wife and three children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803737303
Author:
Hamlisch, Marvin
Publisher:
Dial Books for Young Readers
Author:
Hamlisch, Marvin
Author:
Madsen, Jim
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9 x 10.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 6 up to 8

Related Subjects

» Children's » Activities » Music
» Children's » General
» Children's » Music » Biographies
» Children's » Music » Songbooks
» Children's » Performing Arts » Music
» Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » New Experience
» Young Adult » Nonfiction » Biographies

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Product details 32 pages Dial Books for Young Readers - English 9780803737303 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Hamlisch — the late, acclaimed composer behind A Chorus Line and The Way We Were, among many other shows and films — describes himself as a music-obsessed child who even heard music in the honking of car horns. At the piano (his 'best friend'), music 'flowed into his ears and out of his fingers.' Yet Marvin hates practicing the 'old songs' his piano teacher prefers, as well as playing in front of people, and he dreams about conducting an orchestra performing his own compositions. In addition to sharing true-to-life details about Hamlisch's youth (including wearing pajamas under an itchy suit), the book centers on his audition at 'one of the best music schools in the city' (flap copy notes that Hamlisch attended Juilliard at age six) and getting locked out of the building just before his performance. Madsen's (The Crossing) angular digital art has a dramatic quality that befits a life built around theater and film in a revealing glimpse into this musical legend's childhood. A CD of an original composition by Hamlisch is included. Ages 6 — 8. Agent: Anna Olswanger, Liza Dawson Associates. Illustrator's agent: Shannon Associates." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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