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The Composer Is Dead

Snicket, Lemony (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Composer Is Dead

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An inpector seeks to solve a murder mystery at the symphony by questioning each of the musical instruments.
Authors: Snicket, Lemony
Statement of Responsibility: written by Lemony Snicket ; with music composed by Nathaniel Stookey ; and illustrations by Carson Ellis
Title: The composer is dead
Publisher: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Summary: An inpector seeks to solve a murder mystery at the symphony by questioning each of the musical instruments.
Subject Headings: Musical instruments Fiction Orchestra Fiction Murder Fiction Criminal investigation Fiction
Topical Term: Musical instruments
Criminal investigation
Additional Contributors: Stookey, Nathaniel
Ellis, Carson - 1975-
LCCN: 2007020834
ISBN: 0061236276
Branch Call Number: J PIC S
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Aug 24, 2013
  • jhahn rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a fun way to introduce children to the instruments that make up an orchestra. Includes some wonderful vocabulary.

May 10, 2011
  • bellavam rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Tongue-in-cheek read that involves a murder mystery at the orchestra. Lots of in jokes for parents to enjoy while reading aloud. I only wish the ending tied things up a bit more neatly. Those clarinets DO seem terribly suspicious...


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Jul 05, 2012
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