Becoming Bach (Hardcover)

By Tom Leonard

Roaring Brook Press, 9781626722866, 40pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2017

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For Johann Sebastian there was always music. His family had been musicians, or bachs as they were called in Germany, for 200 years. He always wanted to be a bach.

As he grew, he saw patterns in everything. Patterns he would turn into melodies and song, eventually growing into one of the most important and celebrated musical composers of all time.

This is the story of Johann Sebastian Bach.

About the Author

Tom Leonard has worked as a freelance illustrator for over twenty years. In the past seven years he has focused his work on children's books, usually with a view toward nature. He now lives in Philadelphia and teaches illustration at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Praise For Becoming Bach

"This beautifully illustrated picture-book biography inspires further exploration into the life of this superlative composer."—Booklist

"An imaginative look at what sparked a musical genius."—Kirkus Reviews