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A stunning picture book inspired by the beloved "Hallelujah Chorus," and the remarkable story of Handel's personal mission to spread peace and joy.

Somewhere in a darkened room behind London's famous Opera House there is a young, orphaned boy with a mysterious past and an extraordinary talent: he sings like an angel, but refuses to speak. Through the generosity and and kind
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Hardcover, 48 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Scholastic Press (first published October 1st 2002)
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Emily
Feb 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Very moving. What I love most about this fictionalized tale is portraying the hope Handel's songs brough to the harsh world it was written for and the power of music generally to refresh the soul and inspire hope. I do wish that the book was written from a more gospel-perspective though, doing proper justice to the specific truths Handel wrote about in his "Messiah."
Cindi
Mar 06, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books, music
I didn't think the writing or illustrations in this book were remarkable (Why is Handel the only one with a shiny face). The story felt contrived. But, what made this book so worthwhile was the author's note at the end as well as the authors short biography on the jacket. And I also liked it just because it's about Handel who composed such heavenly strings pieces.
James Govednik
Nov 01, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: music
Touching story behind the scenes of Handel’s most famous music, retaining a spiritual theme without endorsing a specific religious belief. The composer reaches out to help orphans through his music. Good historical details. Ages 8-11.
Christi
Apr 28, 2008 rated it did not like it
Shelves: thekids
Boring. I liked the epilogue better than the book. That was actually interesting.
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