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Dark Fiddler An old gravedigger recites the story of Nicolo Paganini, the 18th-century Italian violinist whose extraordinary skills and eerie stage presence made him a musical legend. Full description
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Creative Editions
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Carmen
This book was really boring... the pictures are nice though.
Betsy
Nov 23, 2008 Betsy rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Betsy by: John Peters
The picture book biographer is often a limited soul. If you are churning out biography after biography for a large company then I'm sure the job must feel fairly rote. You tally up the facts, place them in some kind of semblance of order, slap in a timeline, and you are good to go. Personally, I am more interested in the people who walk into the game without any previous experience and end up producing something wild and wacky and doggone weird. Wild, wacky, and weird would actually describe the...more
Angel
Inspiring story, amazing man, beautifully written and illustrated. Most children's biographies are not able to do their subjects justice, so this is a rare gem.

Morgan
Nicolo Paganini was a violin virtuoso at age 13 and was one of the most talented and inspiring musicians of all time. But dark legends surround Paganini’s history, some even suggesting that his gift was made reality through a bargain with the devil. This illustrated biography artfully captures the mystery of the man through the legend. Known facts about Paganini follow the frightening tale and the illustrations are magnificently macabre. Age 10+.
Jostalady
I read this because I can't wait to tell my kids about Paganini, but this one is best for at least a six year old so I best add it here and hope that I remember to find it again in 3 years...
Jim
Nov 24, 2012 Jim rated it 3 of 5 stars
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the legend of an 1800s robert johnson. my favorite part of the book is the art (by the barnes and noble muralist) that portrays the demon inspired fiddler as michael jackson. v. scary.
Diana Ferguson
This is a really interesting biographic picture book with beautiful evocative pictures.
Robin
Striking illustrations and storytelling!
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