Play, Mozart, Play! by Peter Sis

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A little boy named

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

is playing the piano.


He is playing backward!

He is playing blindfolded!


What must his life be like?

Play, Mozart, play!

Acclaimed artist Peter Sís introduces very young children to the child genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in this picture book tribute to the beauty of listening, looking, imagining, and -- most of all -- playing!


About Peter Sis

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Peter SÍs is an internationally acclaimed author, artist, and filmmaker. Among his works are three Caldecott Honor books: The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain; Tibet: Through the Red Box; and Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei. He has illustrated five other novels by Sid Fleischman, including the Newbery Medal book The Whipping Boy. He lives with his family in New York State.
Published May 2, 2006 by Greenwillow Books. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Children's Books.

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Sís's (Starry Messenger ) whimsical imagination is in full play here as he presents an intriguing if somewhat unsettling portrait of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's unconventional childhood.

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