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Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George

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Publisher Comments:

The musical superstar of 18th-century France was Joseph Boulogne—a black man. This inspiring story tells how Joseph, the only child of a black slave and her white master, becomes "the most accomplished man in Europe." After traveling from his native West Indies to study music in Paris, young Joseph is taunted about his skin color. Despite his classmates' cruel words, he continues to devote himself to his violin, eventually becoming conductor of a whole orchestra. Joseph begins composing his own operas, which everyone acknowledges to be magnifique. But will he ever reach his dream of performing for the king and queen of France? This lushly illustrated book by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome introduces us to a talented musician and an overlooked figure in black history.

Review:

"Born in Guadeloupe, Joseph Boulogne was the son of a black slave and a white plantation owner of French nobility. When Joseph's family moved to France, he enrolled in school and, despite facing racial prejudice, devoted himself to mastering the violin, which he first learned to play on the plantation. In his lifetime, Joseph composed six operas (as well as other pieces of music), stood before audiences on the same stages as Mozart, and performed before Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Ransome's mixed-media paintings join tropical motifs with the sumptuous colors and prints of affluent Paris society, and his faces glow with vitality. Readers will likely marvel at why such a compelling figure has not received more attention. Ages 5 — 9. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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About the Author

LESA CLINE-RANSOME is the author of highly acclaimed picture book biographies, including Young Pelé: Soccer's First Star, called "stirring" in a starred review from Booklist; Satchel Paige, an ALA Notable Book about an African American baseball hero; Major Taylor: Champion Cyclist, about an African American cyclist; and Helen Keller: The World in Her Heart. Visit her at www.lesaclineransome.com.

JAMES E. RANSOME is the illustrator of many award-winning titles, including Young Pelé: Soccer's First Star, a finalist for the NAACP Image Awards; Satchel Paige; and Major Taylor: Champion Cyclist. He is also the illustrator of Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building by Deborah Hopkinson, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor title and an ALA Notable Book; Creation, which won a Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration; and Let My People Go by Patricia C. McKissack, winner of an NAACP Image Award. Visit him at www.jamesransome.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375836008
Author:
Cline Ransome, Lesa
Publisher:
Schwartz & Wade Books
Illustrator:
Ransome, James E.
Author:
Ransome, James E.
Author:
James E. Rans
Author:
Cline-Ransome, Lesa
Author:
Ome
Subject:
Biographical - General
Subject:
Saint-Georges, Joseph Bologne
Subject:
Nobility -- France.
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11.29 x 9.39 x .35 in .935 lb
Age Level:
05-09

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Product details 40 pages Schwartz & Wade Books - English 9780375836008 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Born in Guadeloupe, Joseph Boulogne was the son of a black slave and a white plantation owner of French nobility. When Joseph's family moved to France, he enrolled in school and, despite facing racial prejudice, devoted himself to mastering the violin, which he first learned to play on the plantation. In his lifetime, Joseph composed six operas (as well as other pieces of music), stood before audiences on the same stages as Mozart, and performed before Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Ransome's mixed-media paintings join tropical motifs with the sumptuous colors and prints of affluent Paris society, and his faces glow with vitality. Readers will likely marvel at why such a compelling figure has not received more attention. Ages 5 — 9. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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