A true story from one of America's most beloved composers Marvin loves to play the piano and compose his own songs. But performing music over and over that's composed by some old guys name Ludwig and Wolfgang just gives him knots in his stomach. When his father tells Marvin he has an audition with the most prestigious music school, how can Marvin overcome his nerves and geA true story from one of America's most beloved composers Marvin loves to play the piano and compose his own songs. But performing music over and over that's composed by some old guys name Ludwig and Wolfgang just gives him knots in his stomach. When his father tells Marvin he has an audition with the most prestigious music school, how can Marvin overcome his nerves and get swept away by the music? This endearing book is based on the true life story of composer Marvin Hamlisch, who, at the age of six, was the youngest person ever accepted into the Juilliard School. Includes CD with original song...
|Title||:||Marvin Makes Music|
|Number of Pages||:||32 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Marvin Makes Music Reviews
What a wonderful book for any child who enjoys music. This story is especially great for any child who is not that into practice time. I gave this book 5/5 stars. The illustrations are phenomenal and really help in the telling of the story. I thought the idea behind the book was great and the author told a compelling story. I think any child who plays some kind of musical instrument will enjoy this story and maybe even be encouraged to sit down and practice!
What I loved most about Marvin Makes Music was the moment on the roof of the Juilliard building when Marvin's father, who was a demanding immigrant parent and who wanted his son to succeed where he hadn't, admitted that his son might have his own dreams and kissed Marvin on the forehead.I was at the book launch in New York, which was full of warmth for Marvin and his music (he wrote an original song "The Music in My Mind" for the book that is in a CD at the back). When actress and singer Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, read the book to the audience, she reminded me of what a genuinely good story this is, a story of hope and of the little guy winning. She gave a wonderful reading with all the right "voices." You can view some excerpts from the launch at:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umB3Yy...And just a few months before he died, when he was recording the "scratch" version of the song, Marvin talked on a cellphone camera about his book:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUShng...I wish Marvin could have shared more stories from his childhood before he died.
Full review at: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=2782My Review: Marvin’s story reminds me of why I build relationships with students and help them find who they are and what books they will like. Marvin is forced to play certain music and he hated it. He never understood why he had to “play music by composers with funny names, like Wolfgang and Ludwig,” but he loved his own kind of music. Being forced to play the other music was making him not want to play piano anymore–this is exactly what we do to kids with books!Overall, I loved the book and think it is a great read to promote following dreams and passions–a great read aloud!
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