Beethoven Lives Upstairs

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Scholastic Inc., 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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Classical Kids presents Beethoven Lives Upstairs, a touching tale of music, friendship and genius. The arrival of an eccentric boarder turns Christoph's life upside down. Ludwig van Beethoven has moved in upstairs! The young boy slowly comes to understand the genius of the man, the torment of his deafness and the beauty of his music.

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User Review  - Lara.Lofdahl - LibraryThing

This wonderful book about the great composer Beethoven is told through a series of letters between a little boy, Christoph, and his uncle, a music student in Salzburg. Although the correspondence is ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An animated portrait of the composer during the period when he wrote the Ninth Symphony (1822-25), as depicted in letters between Christoph, ten when the great man moves into his home, and his uncle ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Barbara Nichol is the author and director of the original CD of Beethoven Lives Upstairs. She has written numerous dramas for television and radio and is a frequent contributor to the CBC Radio documentary program "Ideas". In 1992 she was nominated for an Emmy Award for the "Sesame Street" special Basil Hears a Noise. This is her first children's book.

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