Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Composer Is Dead

The Composer Is Dead by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Carson Ellis, musical score by Nathaniel Stookey
An inspector seeks to solve a murder mystery at the symphony by questioning each of the musical instruments.

2 comments:

Wendy Lukehart/School Library Journal said...

...Due to the length of the musical portions, it is unlikely that children will listen and read simultaneously. It is quite likely, however, that both formats will provide entertainment and enlightenment, in whatever order they are encountered.

Bex_the_Babe said...

...The title is definitely a bit creepy, but I got such a kick out of reading it. If you have ever played an instrument or been in a band/orchestra, then you will appreciate this book. Lots of "grown up" inside jokes. Would not recommend for young children. I'd say it's more of a picture book for adults/teens, but older kids might like it too. Would make a great gift for a musician or a music teacher.