Sebastian Bach, The Boy from Thuringia, Opal Wheeler & Sybil Deucher

Great Musicians Series

By Opal Wheeler & Sybil Deucher
Level 4

Every book in this series is an informative and delightful read! Whether done as a read-aloud or a personal read, children will enjoy these interesting and uplifting stories. I love the gentle, optimistic writing of the author as well as the details included, the knowledge gained about the time period, and the elevated vocabulary.  The books are available on or on Zeezok also offers a fantastic music appreciation program that goes along with these books.

Books in this series we have reviewed and recommend: Sebastian Bach, The Boy from Thuringia; Frederic Chopin, Son of Poland, Later Years; Mozart, The Wonder Boy; Ludwig Beethoven and the Chiming Tower Bells; Joseph Haydn, The Merry Little Peasant; The Young Brahms; Franz Schubert and His Merry Friends; Frederic Chopin, Son of Poland, Early Years; Handel at the Court of Kings; Robert Schumann and Mascot Ziff; Peter Tchaikovsky and the Nutcracker Ballet; The Story of Peter Tchaikovsky; Paganini, Master of Strings; Adventures of Richard Wagner

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Series Yes
Region Europe, Germany, Thuringia
Period 17th Century, 18th Century, 1600s, 1700s, late1600s, early 1700s
Genre Biography, Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • 3 Entertainment Value
  • 4.5 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 4.5 Literary Value
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