Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780802853189, 1pp.
Publication Date: January 2008
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.
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.