Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George - Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome

Before There Was Mozart (Schwartz and Wade, $17.99), there was violinist and composer Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George. The son of a Senegalese slave and a white French plantation owner, Boulogne benefited from his strong relationship with his father, who wanted an education for his son. Even though Boulogne’s musical abilities helped him find a place in society after his move to France, the talented composer’s mixed race would always make him an outcast. Still, this young man received a rare invitation from King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette to perform at Versailles. Author Lesa Cline- Ransome tells Boulogne’s story with illustrations by James E. Ransome. Ages 6-10. KLP
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$17.99
ISBN: 9780375836008
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Schwartz & Wade - January 25th, 2011

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