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.