LEMONY SNICKET THE COMPOSER IS DEAD PDF
: The Composer Is Dead (): Lemony Snicket, Carson Ellis, Nathaniel Stookey: Books. Like an extra-large, colorful box containing a thimble, “Lemony Snicket’s The Composer is Dead” is 98% wrapping. Animation, puppetry. It’s Tuesday, and time for Part Two of “The Composer Is Dead Week” on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio. Lemony Snicket and.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. There’s dreadful news from the symphony hall—the composer is dead! If you have ever heard an orchestra play, then you know that musicians are most certainly guilty of tje.
Lemony Snicket’s The Composer Is Dead
Where exactly were the violins on the night in question? Did anyone see the harp? Is the trumpet protesting a bit too boisterously? In this perplexing murder mystery, everyone seems to have a motive, There’s dreadful news from the symphony hall—the composer is dead! In this perplexing murder mystery, everyone seems to have a motive, everyone has an alibi, and nearly everyone is a musical instrument.
But the composer is still dead. Perhaps you can solve the crime yourself. Join the Inspector as he interrogates all the unusual suspects. Then listen to the accompanying audio recording featuring Lemony Snicket and the music of Nathaniel Stookey performed by the San Francisco Symphony. Hear for yourself exactly what took place on that fateful, well-orchestrated evening.
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Lists with This Book. Apr 03, Lubinka Dimitrova rated it it was amazing Shelves: A wonderful, sweet book, which the music compliments very nicely. I enjoyed it very much: Jun 22, Kathryn rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I ths the entire creation–the words, the illustrations, the music.
Humor is always so subjective but this just absolutely clicked with me. I love the personalities that Snicket assigns to the various instruments. For example, the “The violin section is divided inot the First Violins, who have the trickier parts to play, and the Second Violins, who are more fun at parties. This kept us busy all night. If we killed the composer, we would have to find work at square dances or in romantic restaurants.
Personally, I felt a bit of the humor in the quick repartee as I read it between the inspector and the various instruments was lost with the sometimes drawn-out conversations with musical interludes on the audio version. Opinions may vary, but I’d recommend reading the book first and then listening to the CD as a bonus treat, maybe take that time to look at the lemonj again or xead appreciate Snicket’s fun delivery style. While this is a delight in and of itself, it could also be hoped that it would inspire kids to snickst to go to si symphony or listen to more classical music.
Thank you so much, Angie, for the recommendation!!! View all 7 comments. Oct 28, Monica Snikcet rated thhe really liked it Shelves: But of course these are fall fourth graders, after all, and I suspect those that disliked the books only picked them up as 3rd or even 2nd graders because friends were liking them. I love the books myself, but would be the first to say they require a child reader with a particular sensibility and taste a Carrollian one, if you will. But this is actually much more accessible, I’d say.
The illustrations are fun, but it is the CD that makes this package. Handler is a witty and wise writer and narrator. This is sort of an anti-Peter and the Wolf, I’d guess.
Like that classic, the different instruments and parts of the orchestra are highlighted, but so differently. I don’t have the book here, but I recall a witty reference to several Bachs and then Offenbach. All dead, of course. Look out for this one. And I know that if it is performed again with Handler narrating in my town, I’m there! Oct 17, Suad Shamma rated it it was ok Shelves: I was incredibly disappointed with this book, and I surprisingly seem to be in the minority here.
I bought this book knowing that it is targeted at children, as are most, if not all, of Lemony Snicket’s books. I did not, however, realize that those children had to be between the ages of 4 and 6. This book is very small, 10 pages at most, with every page barely containing more than 2 or 3 lines.
I admit, the premise of the murder mystery is extremely interesting, and the way it was executed was s I was incredibly disappointed with this book, and I surprisingly seem to be in the minority here.
I admit, the premise of the murder mystery is extremely interesting, and the way it was executed was superbly creative. The conductor of the orchestra was found dead and Lemony Snicket interrogates the instruments of the orchestra. But, you’ll have to be very knowledgeable about classical music and instruments to understand the significance of what answers those instruments gave and the order in which they were interrogated in.
So this book really works if you fit under 2 categories – that of a 4 to 6 year old, or a classical musician and instruments aficionado.
Otherwise, I can confidently say, you would be wasting your time buying this book. It will take 5 minutes of your time, 10 if you’re a very slow reader, and you will end up with nothing but a CD of classical music. I thought it would be a lot more than it turned out to be, and maybe that’s my fault.
Jan 12, Betsy rated it really liked it. Remember the days when kids would learn about the different instruments of the orchestra by attending mandatory orchestral performances of Peter and the Wolf? Well, go to bed, old man! A shot has been cast across the bro Remember the days when kids would learn about the different instruments of the orchestra by attending mandatory orchestral performances of Peter and the Wolf?
There was even an illustrator thrown somehow into the mix. And this decomposing composer in particular has caught the interest of the local constabulary. But it is not so easy. The strings were performing a waltz at the time of the crime.
The reed instruments flatter themselves out of suspicion. The trombones were having a drink. One by one everyone is questioned and released until the only logical culprit would have to be the conductor. An accompanying CD brings this tale to audible life, as the San Francisco Symphony, with Snicket narrating, plays a composition composed specifically for this tale.
To be blunt, this is not a particularly obvious idea for a book. Peter and the Wolf is one of those standards that nobody pays much attention to any more. Sure, schools regularly scoop large numbers of elementary aged children and up and plop them in theaters to listen to the show, but has any child in the history of the world gone on to become a rabid poor choice of words? Peter and the Wolf fan? Do they insist on reading every picture book adaptation of the show?
Do they want to hear the music again and again? Handler is the only person who could have even attempted this. Merritt to be able to wrangle an honest-to-goodness orchestra into shape. I hate to say it, but the reason no one has attempted this before is because nobody had the right qualifications for the job.
The fact that this particular Inspector is utterly incompetent elegant moustache aside is beside the point.
And while kids may need to have the explanation that orchestras have been butchering composers for years explained to them, why bother? It makes sense either way. Older kids who get it will be pleased. And composwr ones will end up attending concerts for some time under the distinct impression that the people there are all bloodthirsty killers.
Which brings us to the illustrations. I have some bad news here. I was not a huge fan.
Carson Ellis made a name for herself illustrating the album covers for bands like The Decemberists. It involves thin lines and watercolor washes that utilize a lot of grays, browns, roses, and watered down blues.
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The figures are stagnant, and sometimes utterly baffling. There is one pairing of a man with a woman upside down on his left arm that left me squinting and blinking several times in search of his head. Then, inexplicably, that same pairing reoccurs later when the Inspector is rounding up the alibis.