Lives of the Musicians (Paperback)

Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought) (Lives of . . .)

By Kathleen Krull, Kathryn Hewitt (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780544238060, 96pp.

Publication Date: November 5, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (11/6/2018)
Hardcover (4/1/1993)
Paperback (3/1/2002)
MP3 CD (11/6/2018)
Compact Disc (4/30/2010)
Audio Cassette (4/1/1996)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (4/1/2010)

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Here are the life stories of such diverse figures as Vivaldi, Mozart, Scott Joplin, Nadia Boulanger, and Woody Guthrie. Readers will learn of both their musical natures and the personal, humorous characteristics that make their lives so fascinating. “Living, breathing anecdotes--the stuff of which the best biography is made.”--Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Kathleen Krull is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young people, including Lives of the Explorers, Lives of the Musicians, and all other books in this popular series illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt. She is also the author of Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez, illustrated by Yuyi Morales, as well as The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny) and Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country), both co-written with Paul Brewer and illustrated by Stacy Innerst. She lives in San Diego, California. Visit her online at

Kathryn Hewitt's caricatures of famous figures led kids to dub the Lives of . . . series the "Big Head" books. She has illustrated many books for young readers, some of which she also wrote. She lives in Santa Monica, California. Visit her website at