Musical Genius

A Story about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

A musical prodigy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart began playing the piano and composing when he was just three years old. Able to play multiple instruments, among them the piano and violin, Mozart spent much of his youth touring European courts with his family. From the time he was three until his death just thirty-two years later, he produced a huge volume of musical works. Among them the famed operas The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, and Don Giovanni.

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978-1-57505-637-1
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978-1-57505-781-1
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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2004
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint LernerClassroom, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2004-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.0
BISACS JNF007000, JNF007040, JNF007060
Dewey 780'.92
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.875 x 8.5
Lexile 830
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 5.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 76958
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Afterword, Author/Illustrator note, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2004

Reviews

The Horn Book Guide

“Creative Minds Biography Series. These books adequately narrate the major events in the lives of their subjects: Alcott’s writing to provide for her family, Mozart’s musical precocity, Jones’s rise in naval rank and unwillingness to accept defeat, and Whitney’s invention of the cotton gin. Black-and-white drawings illustrate the texts, whose styles range from Aller’s reasonable fluidity to Allman’s rather abrupt account.” —The Horn Book Guide

Author: Barbara Allman

Illustrator: Janet Hamlin

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Creative Minds Biographies

Meet some of the world’s most creative minds! Written in story format, these episodic biographies give clear, straightforward accounts of historical figures’ lives. Each true story is accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. View available downloads →