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The 39 Apartments of Ludwig Van Beethoven

Winter, Jonah

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ISBN 10: 0375836020 / ISBN 13: 9780375836022
Published by Schwartz & Wade Books/Random House, 2006
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Knickerbocker Books (Valatie, NY, U.S.A.)

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SIGNED Stated First Edition, First Printing. FINEin NEAR FINE dust jacket. INSCRIBED by Illustrator Barry Blitt "To Ellie - Best Wishes from Barry Blitt" - on title page. A delightful tale, written for youngsters but equally enjoyable for oldsters, of the misadventures of Beethoven and his many moves and legless pianos. This is a fresh, clean copy, unmarked (other than Britt's inscription). Pages fine. Hardcover of color illustrated paper over boards (art matching jacket) is fresh and unworn. Dust jacket also clean and fine, price clipped from front flap. Binding firm, book square and straight. 10-1/4 x 10-1/4"; 32 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 002055

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Title: The 39 Apartments of Ludwig Van Beethoven

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books/Random House

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Blitt, Barry

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Illustrator

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

How hard is it to move 5 legless pianos 39 times?
Beethoven owned five legless pianos and composed great works on the floor. His first apartment was in the center of Vienna's theater district... but he forgot to pay rent, so he had to move. (And it's very hard to move a piano. Even harder to move five). Beethoven's next apartment was in a dangerous part of town... so he moved, and the pianos followed on a series of pulleys. Then came an apartment with a view of the Danube (but he made too much noise and the neighbors complained), followed by an attic apartment (where he made even MORE of a rukus), and so Beethoven moved again and again. Each time, pianos were bought, left behind, transported on pulleys, slides, and by movers, all so that gifted Beethoven could compose great works of music for the world.

About the Author:

Jonah Winter is the author of Diego, a biography of Diego Rivera, Frida, about artist Frida Kahlo, a Parents' Choice Gold Medal winner, and Roberto Clemente: The Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the story of one of the most admired baseball players of all time. He is also the author of two other books about baseball: Fair Ball!: 14 Great Stars from Baseball's Negro Leagues and Beisbol!: Latino Baseball Pioneers and Legends. The author lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Barry Blitt's illustrations have appeared on the cover of the New Yorker and have also graced the pages of the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, Child Magazine and Entertainment Weekly. He is the illustrator of the children's book, Once Upon a Time, the End: Asleep in 60 Seconds by Geoffrey KloskeBarry Blitt lives in Riverdale, Connecticut.

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