The Composer Is Dead

The Composer Is Dead

Book - 2009 | 1st ed
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"There's dreadful news from the symphony hall, the composer is dead! If you have ever heard an orchestra play, then you know that musicians are most certainly guilty of something. Where exactly were the violins on the night in question? Did anyone see the harp? Is the trumpet protesting a bit too boisterously? In this perplexing murder mystery, everyone seems to have a motive, everyone has an alibi, and nearly everyone is a musical instrument. But the composer is still dead. Perhaps you can solve the crime yourself. Join the Inspector as he interrogates all the unusual suspects. Then listen to the accompanying audio recording featuring Lemony Snicket and the music of Nathaniel Stookey performed by the San Francisco Symphony. Hear for yourself exactly what took place on that fateful, well-orchestrated evening"--Container.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061236273
0061236276
9780061236280
0061236284
Branch Call Number: CJ S
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 29 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)

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ella_10
Jun 28, 2018

This book was good, other than the fact that instruments don't talk. I do have one query, a word which here means question, which is as follows: Why do instruments murder their composer? Also, does Daniel Handler live in Canada? Why did the Incredibly Deadly Viper go with the islanders in the last book, book the 13th, after they left the island and were poisoned? Where is Lemony Snicket, Daniel Handler, now?

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rebeccaowahand
Jul 25, 2016

I personally loved the ending! It leaves the murder unsolved but makes it clear that art can be more interesting than justice.

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libraryjul
Aug 04, 2015

Cute book! Perfect for parents & teachers wanting to teach their kids a bit about the orchestra and classical music. I would recommend it for kids 7-10 years old.

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picklepepper26
Jan 21, 2015

Very brilliantly written! I do wish that he would have given less of a cliff hanger at the end.

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jhahn
Aug 24, 2013

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

bellavam May 10, 2011

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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awake88
Apr 19, 2009

very interesting book by the great authour lemony snicket.

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ella_10
Jun 28, 2018

ella_10 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 96

navy_fox_32 Jul 05, 2012

navy_fox_32 thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

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otiman
Aug 28, 2015

"But those who want something a little more interesting... should go to the orchestra!"

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