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Famous Men of Ancient Rome: Lives of Julius Caesar, Nero, Marcus Aurelius and Others

by John H. Haaren & A. B. Poland

These captivating biographical sketches offer a memorable introduction to figures from antiquity. Geared toward third- to seventh-graders, this book is excellent for reading aloud or independent study.


The Story of Joan of Arc

by Maurice Boutet de Monvel & Gerald Gottlieb

This captivating book recounts the true story of an illiterate peasant girl's transformation into a military commander and Christian martyr. Forty-five brilliant full-color illustrations by the famed French...


500 Best-Loved Song Lyrics

by Ronald Herder

Complete lyrics for well-known folk songs, hymns, popular and show tunes, more. Oh Susanna, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, hundreds more. Indispensable for singalongs, parties,...


My Life and Music

by Artur Schnabel

Highly readable reminiscences, musical philosophy of great pianist: his experiences as a child prodigy in turn-of-the-century Vienna, concert career, thoughts on great conductors and composers of the day, preferences...


Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave

by Shyima Hall & Lisa Wysocky

An inspiring and compelling memoir from a young woman who lost her childhood to slavery—and built a new life grounded in determination and justice.

When Shyima Hall was eight years old, her impoverished parents...


Boy

by Roald Dahl & Quentin Blake

Where did Roald Dahl get all of his wonderful ideas for stories?

From his own life, of course! As full of excitement and the unexpected as his world-famous, best-selling books, Roald Dahl's tales of his own...


George Frideric Handel

by Paul Henry Lang

Exceptionally full, detailed study of the man, his music and times. Childhood, music training, years in London; analysis of Messiah and other works; much more. Introduction. Includes 35 illustrations.


America's Songs II: Songs from the 1890s to the Post-War Years

by Michael Lasser

America's Songs II: Songs from the 1890's to the Post-War Years continues to tell the stories behind popular songs in our country's history, serving as a sequel to the bestselling America's Songs: Stories Behind...


The Collected Writings of Franz Liszt: Dramaturgical Leaves: Essays about Musical Works for the Stage and Queries about the Stage, Its Composers, and

by Janita R. Hall-Swadley

In Dramaturgical Leaves: Essays about Musical Works for the Stage and Queries about the Stage, Its Composers and Performers, the third volume in Janita R. Hall-Swadley’s The Collected Writings of Franz Liszt,...


Rhapsody in Black: The Life and Music of Roy Orbison

by John Kruth

(Book). He was blessed with a set of pipes that Elvis Presley claimed were the best in the business. His eyes hidden behind his perpetual Ray-Bans, Roy Orbison stood perfectly still onstage, singing songs of...


Jimi Hendrix FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Voodoo Child

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

by Jerry Hopkins

It’s been over forty years since the tragic death of Jimi Hendrix, yet his popularity is undiminished and his place as the preeminent electric guitarist of the ages is still unrivaled. In The Jimi Hendrix...


Theo Tams: Inside the Music

by Craig McConnell

After four million votes were cast, Lethbridge, Alberta's Theo Tams emerged as the 2008 Canadian Idol winner, having captured the hearts of fans from coast to coast. Theo Tams: Inside the Music is a colourful,...


Harmonica Lessons for Beginners: Teach Yourself How to Play Harmonica (Free Video Available)

by LearnToPlayMusic.com & Peter Gelling

Teach yourself how to play harmonica with our easy harmonica lessons for beginners. Covers the notes, chords, scales and rhythms required to read and improvise music on the harmonica, plus the important techniques...


Ukulele Lessons for Beginners: Teach Yourself How to Play Ukulele (Free Video Available)

by LearnToPlayMusic.com & Peter Gelling

Teach yourself how to play ukulele with our easy ukulele lessons for beginners. Covers the important techniques required to learn to play the ukulele including how to use a pick and how to strum using your fingers....


Martyred: The Story of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz

by Susan Tan

This novelized account of the life of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz, a married Chinese-Filipino layman, retraces the series of events that lead up to his violent martyrdom for his refusal to renounce his Catholic faith...


Dundurn Performing Arts Library Bundle - Musicians: Opening Windows / True Tales from the Mad, Mad, Mad World of Opera / Lois Marshall / John Arpin /

by Ezra Schabas, Lotfi Mansouri & Stuart Hamilton

Classical music in all its forms is celebrated in this collection of volumes devoted to both instrumental and choral music. The books range from biographies of musical figures to celebrations of Canadian institutions...


Lisa Lopes: The Life of a Supernova

by Nancy Krulik

"Dreams are hopeless aspirations, inhopes of coming true, believe in yourself, the rest is up to me and you."

-- "Waterfalls"

Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, and Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas came...


Ray Charles: Young Musician

by Susan Sloate & Meryl Henderson

One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily...


Cesar Chavez: A Hero for Everyone

by Gary Soto & Lori Lohstoeter

¡Viva la causa!

¡Viva César Chávez!

Up and down the San Joaquin Valley of California, and across the country, people chanted these words. Cesar Chavez, a migrant worker himself, was helping Mexican Americans...