I, Vivaldi by Janice Shefelman and illustrator, Tom Shefelman, is a wonderful picture book inspired by the life of composer, Antonio Vivaldi. Vivaldi's mother had vowed for him to become a priest, but the feisty violin-obsessed boy puts his musical training ahead of his studies for priesthood. The beautifully ornate illustrations capture the magnificence of his hometown of Venice. Includes a historical note, musical score, and glossary that will give insight into the genius mind of this important composer. Paperback, 36 pages. Ages 7 to 11 years old.