Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Book Cover
Author Angleberger, Tom, author.

Title Bach to the rescue!!! : how a rich dude who couldn't sleep inspired the greatest music ever / by Tom Angleberger ; illustrated by Elio.

Publication Info. New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of ABRAMS, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Children's Non-fiction    j 786.4182 Bach,J ANG    DUE 07-29-20
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Musical score used as endpapers.
Summary Creative nonfiction picture book about Johann Sebastian Bach's creation of the Goldberg Variations. Loosely based on Albert Schweitzer's account which even Schweitzer noted may not be all true.
Every famous piece of art has an origin story--even Bach's Goldberg Variations! When the richest dude in town can't sleep, he hires a much-less-rich dude named Johann Gottlieb Goldberg to play him lullabies on the harpsichord. Goldberg does an OK job, but as the Rich Dude hollers for Goldberg each night, he wakes up the whole town in the process. As the town gets sleepier and sleepier and grumpier and grumpier, Goldberg worries he may be out of a job soon. But then, the one and only Bach enters the scene with a series of lullabies composed specifically for the Rich Dude. And, thus, the Goldberg Variations are born!
Subject Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Goldberg-Variationen -- Juvenile literature.
Goldberg, Johann Gottlieb, 1727-1756 -- Juvenile literature.
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Goldberg-Variationen -- Juvenile fiction.
Goldberg, Johann Gottlieb, 1727-1756 -- Juvenile fiction.
Music -- History -- Legends -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Picture books for children.
Picture books.
Added Author Eliopoulos, Chris, 1983- illustrator.
ISBN 9781419731648 (hardcover with jacket)
1419731645 (hardcover with jacket)

Available items only