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HANDEL, WHO KNEW WHAT HE LIKED
Candlewick Press, 2001
IL 3-6, RL 4.2
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
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.
by: Valerie Byrd for The
South Carolina Children's Book Award nominees 2005
Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759 -- Fiction.
Composers -- Fiction.
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