This gentle biography tells Beethoven's life story; learn how he spent his youth practicing long hours at the piano, and how his hard work paid off as he went on to become celebrated across Europe. Delightful anecdotes and an engaging storytelling style will make this a favorite resource for reading, reports, and unit studies. Vintage pen-and-ink illustrations bring charm and whimsy to the text. 146 pages, softcover. Selections of music are included, along with track numbers for the sold-separately Beethoven/Hadyn Companion CD.