Envision J.S. Bach catching a bolt of lightning or Ludwig van Beethoven skyrocketing into the air to play a killer drum beat!
In "Zap! Boom! Pow! Superheroes of Music" this is exactly what author Lucy Warner does, presenting a different way to learn about and remember 12 of the most famous composers of Western music, from the Baroque Era up through the 20th century. She adds an exciting twist, turning each composer into a musical superhero, making them more relatable to a young audience.
The graphic novel-like illustrations by Patrick Ackerman enhance the energy of the book. "Zap! Boom! Pow!" is an engaging and enjoyable way to learn about classical composers, and is a perfect introduction to classical music!
- Antonio Vivaldi - "V!"
- George Frideric Handel - "Ha!"
- Johann Sebastian Bach - "Zap!"
- Franz Josef Haydn - "Hey!"
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - "Wow!"
- Ludwig van Beethoven - "Boom!"
- Franz Schubert - "Gotcha!"
- Giuseppe Verdi - "Ta-Da!"
- Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - "Pow!"
- Antonin Dvorak - "Whoosh!"
- Edvard Grieg - "No!"
- Manuel de Falla - "Fire!"
- Musical Instruments
- Composer Timeline
- Composer Map
- Composer Quotes
- Questions and Answers
- Listening/Viewing Guide