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Anderson, Matthew T.

Candlewick Press, 2001
IL 3-6, RL 4.2
ISBN 0763610461
Do you know EXACTLY want you want to be when you grow up? George Handel did--he wanted to be a musician, but his father said that musicians don't make money and that he should think of something else to do...something respectable like medicine (like his dad, who was a doctor). Handel wasn't having any of that---he did everything he could to become a musician, including sneaking musical instruments into his house. Handel grew up to compose many famous operas and he created one of the most famous musical pieces ever, the Messiah. This piece is very famous and I bet you hear it EVERY Christmas. If you know what you like or if you want to know more about how Handel was able to become what he wanted against all odds, read Handel, Who Knew What He Liked by M.T. Anderson, illustrated by Keven Hawkes.

Prepared by: Valerie Byrd for The South Carolina Children's Book Award nominees 2005

SUBJECTS:    Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759 -- Fiction.
                        Composers -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.


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