Handel, Who Knew What He Liked

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Biography & Autobiography - Music, Music - Classical, Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Biog
ContributionsKevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
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ISBN 101417721871
ISBN 139781417721870

Following the story of George Frideric Handel from the time when he was a small boy - a boy who 'knew what he liked,' and was determined to learn music, despite the disapproval of his father - M.T. Anderson and Kevin Hawkes' picture-book biography is a wonderful introduction to the life and work of the great composer, with immense narrative and illustrative 4/5.

The award-winning work is reissued as a Candlewick Picture Book Biography.

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George Frideric Handel always knew what he liked. And he was never afraid to do what he liked — whether smuggling a clavichord into the attic, sneaking off at a duke’s castle to play the organ, ordering forty-five pounds of snow to chill his wine, or writing operas that no one wanted to hear/5(9).

Just as Handel was a composer who knew what he liked, M.T. Anderson is an author who knows what kids like. —The Horn Book Guide. The delightful text and drawings of this picture book not only capture the essential Handel better than any children’s book I know, they also surpass many a bio-graphical tome.

A marvelous achievement!/5(4). Young and old alike will relish the drama, humor, and brilliant detail in each picture With sidebars within the text explaining musical terminology, and a timeline of Handel's life, and lists of recordings and other biographies at the end, Handel: Who Knew What He Liked, is a joyous, fun-filled masterpiece that is sure to whet the appetites of /5(8).

In this wittily irreverent picture-book biography, the legendary baroque composer is vividly brought to life. HANDEL (WHO KNEW WHAT HE LIKED) M.

Handel, who knew what he liked. [M T Anderson; Kevin Hawkes] -- In this biography, the man who would later compose some of the world's most beautiful music is shown to have once been a stubborn little boy with a mind of his own.

Handel is a famous musician in history, and this book shares a part of how he came to be. It is an interesting. About Handel, Who Knew What He Liked: Candlewick Biographies. The award-winning work is reissued as a Candlewick Picture Book Biography. George Frideric Handel always knew what he liked.

And he was never afraid to do what he liked — whether smuggling a clavichord into the attic, sneaking off at a duke’s castle to play the organ, ordering forty-five pounds of snow to.

Handel, Who Knew What He Liked. Summary This is not your usual picture book biography. Nor was George Frideric Handel your everyday eighteenth-century composer. But M. Anderson also shows Handel's struggles and chronicles the illness, ill fortune, and despair that led to his greatest achievement, the Messiah.

With impeccable detail. Handel: Who Knew What He Liked. 89 Views Program ID: Category: Public Affairs Event In his weekly radio address President Bush talked about the National Book Festival occurring today.

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Handel: who knew what he liked. [Matthew T Anderson; Kevin Hawkes] -- A man who would later compose some of the world's most beautiful music is shown as a stubborn little boy with a mind of his own. Handel, Who Knew What He Liked (Book): Anderson, M.

T.: A man who would later compose some of the world's most beautiful music is shown as a stubborn little boy with a mind of his own.

Handel: Who Knew What He Liked. Winner Description: Written by M.T. Anderson. Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. Published by Candlewick. Winner Blurb: A light-hearted, yet very informative picture book biography of the noted composer.

Hawkes’ illustrations extend the. "In this irreverent picture-book biography, the legendary baroque composer is vividly brought to life," wrote PW in a starred review. HANDEL, WHO KNEW WHAT HE. Handel Who Knew What He Liked by M.T.

Anderson and Kevin Hawkes. 12 Total Resources 3 Awards View Text Complexity Discover Like Books Name Pronunciation with M.T. Anderson; Name Pronunciation with Kevin Hawkes; Grade; ; Genre; Biography; Nonfiction. Review: Handel had a passion for music, but his parents did not want him doing music.

He knew what he wanted and was not going to be stopped by his parents. Critique: This is a good Historical Fiction book because it incorporates real life events in Handel's life with fun and motivating events that the authors included. ()/5(14). Book Wizard; Handel, Who Knew What He Liked.

By Kevin Hawkes, M. Anderson. Grades. Genre. Non-Fiction. Filled with beautiful illustrations, this ALA Notable Children's Book tells the life story of one of the world's finest composers.

Filled with beautiful illustrations, this ALA Notable Children's Book tells the life story of one of. Handel, Who Knew What He Liked (Book): Anderson, M.

T.: In this biography, the man who would later compose some of the world's most beautiful music is shown to have once been a stubborn little boy with a mind of his own.

Handel: Who Knew What he Liked M. Anderson Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes Picture Book - Non-Fiction Ages 8 to 12 Candlewick Press,Handel was not the kind of boy to give up easily; he "knew what he liked" and would pursue his.

The book is said to contain climactic surprises, and is praised for its humor, creativity, and adventurous nature. Awards and honors. Handel, Who Knew What He Liked () honor book, Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. Feed () finalist, National Book Award honor book, Boston Globe–Horn Book AwardBorn: November 4, (age 50), Cambridge.

George Frideric (or Frederick) Handel (born Georg Friedrich Händel; 23 February (O.S.) 14 April ) was a German Baroque composer who spent the bulk of his career in London, becoming famous for his operas, oratorios, anthems and organ concertos.

Born in a family indifferent to music, Handel. HANDEL. Who Knew What He Liked. By M. Anderson. Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. Unpaged.

Cambridge, Mass.: Candlewick Press. $ (Ages 5 to 8). The book’s dramatic illustrations, done with operatic flair and sly visual gags, harmonize with intriguing information about Handel as a mischievous child and a dueling adult.

Perfect for: Willful divas, little historians, and eccentric geniuses. Find Handel, Who Knew What He Liked at. Though some parts of this have a loose association with fact, children will find a far livelier and more history-based introduction to Handel in M.

Anderson's Handel, Who Knew What He Liked (). (Picture book. HANDEL, WHO KNEW WHAT HE LIKED Candlewick Press, ILRL ISBN   The book is fast, shrewd, slang-filled and surprisingly engaging. —New York Times Book Review Notable Books of the Year This wickedly funny and thought-provoking novel is written in a slang so hip it is spoken only by the characters in this book.

Teens will want to read it at least twice. —Miami Herald/5(). "Feed" () was finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His biography of composer George Frederic Handel, "Handel, Who Knew What He Liked" (), was a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Winner.

Siri Hustvedt's What I Loved is a ferociously clever book that, for the first third, I thought I disliked, writes Geraldine Bedell Geraldine Bedell Sun 19 Jan EST First published on Sun Author: Geraldine Bedell.

Anderson is on the faculty of Vermont College’s MFA Program in Writing for Children. He is the author of the novels THIRSTY and BURGER WUSS and the picture-book biography HANDEL, WHO KNEW WHAT HE LIKED.

He says of FEED, "To write this novel, I read a huge number of magazines like SEVENTEEN, MAXIM, and STUFF.4/5(16). February 23 Birthday: HANDEL, WHO KNEW WHAT HE LIKED.

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Anderson, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes (Candlewick, ) Here’s a humorous (and detailed) take on Handel’s life and music, including. Anderson is on the faculty of Vermont College's MFA Program in Writing for Children.

He is the author of the novels THIRSTY and BURGER WUSS, and the picture-book biography HANDEL, WHO KNEW WHAT HE LIKED. He says of FEED, "To write this novel, I read a huge number of magazines like SEVENTEEN, MAXIM, and STUFF/5().

Handel was not the only composer following this technique, but he was the most important. Handel used the natural range of the human voice to make his music striking, beautiful and captivating.

He knew how to exploit the best of the normal ranges of singers with the straightforward and popular libretti of his operas and Size: KB.Kevin Hawkes is the illustrator of many award-winning books for children, including WESLANDIA and SIDEWALK CIRCUS, both by Paul Fleischman, as well as HANDEL, WHO KNEW WHAT HE LIKED and ME, ALL ALONE, AT THE END OF THE WORLD, both by M.

T. Anderson.In he composed the famous Water Music which was well liked, but in the what have you done for me lately department, it only brought Handel some .