Synopses & Reviews
In Paris, at the turn of the twentieth century, when artists were experimenting with new ways of seeing things, Erik Satie had something new to say about music. Most people didn't understand his pieces; critics called his music surreal. But Erik Satie didn't care. He wanted to make music that followed no rules but its own. Satie's life was strange and wonderful, frenetic and lonely all at the same time. He was friends with Picasso, and with wizards and puppeteers; he scraped himself with a stone instead of bathing, and he once threw his acrobat girlfriend out a window. Now award-winning author M. T. Anderson tells the story of the irreverent French composer in a biography that is witty, accessible, and endlessly surprising, while Petra Mathers' fanciful illustrations capture all the vibrancy that was Erik Satie's topsy-turvy world.
Illustrations by Petra Mathers.
Petra Mathers, centers on French composer Erik Satie.
About the Author
M.T. Anderson's recent books include the National Book Award finalist Feed
, and Handel: Who Knew What He Liked
, which received the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award.
Petra Mathers has written and illustrated many books, including Lottie's Secret Santa and The Frog Wore Red Suspenders, by Jack Prelutsky.