I, Vivaldi

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I, Vivaldi

By Janice Shefelman; Tom Shefelman (Illustrator)

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780802853189, 1pp.

Publication Date: January 14, 2008

Description
In this dynamic picture-book biography, told as if by Vivaldi himself, the famous musician's energetic personality and steadfast dedication to music come alive.Despite his mother's vow for him to become a priest, young Vivaldi is only interested in music. He soon grows from a feisty boy who wants to play the violin into a stubborn young man who puts his musical training ahead of his studies for priesthood.Beautiful, ornate artwork portrays the spirit and splendor of Vivaldi's hometown, Venice. A historical note, musical score, and glossary will help readers more fully appreciate Vivaldi's life and musical genius.


About the Author
Janice and Tom Shefelman have collaborated on several children??'s books, among them A Peddler??'s Dream (Houghton Mifflin), a Reading Rainbow selection, and Sophie??'s War (Eakin Press), a historical novel. The Shefelmans life in Austin, Texas.

Janice and Tom Shefelman have collaborated on several children??'s books, among them A Peddler??'s Dream (Houghton Mifflin), a Reading Rainbow selection, and Sophie??'s War (Eakin Press), a historical novel. The Shefelmans life in Austin, Texas.