A Certain Music

Front Cover
Random House Australia, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 122 pages
1 Review
"It is 1821 and the child is a loner who spends her time hiding in the Vienna Woods until she spies an old man - a music maker. And so begins an odd friendship which develops through their mutual love of music. The man is composing a new work. It will break new ground. He fears it will be ridiculed and is aware that he is thought mad. He confides in the child who sits for hours watching and listening as he revises and plays. She has a feeling for the music that he cannot fathom. And not only for the music, but for what he is. She knows his pain, his anger, his fear and also his gentleness. Together they give each other the courage to face their critics and dare to be different. A tale of a song written by a man who couldn't hear for a child people thought strange. Yet the song will live forever in the heart and mind of every child where there's nurtured a love of music."--Provided by publisher.

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - novanews - LibraryThing

2* A strange story that is neither fable nor real. It attempts to tell the story of the life and times of Beethoven, but is a poor effort. Gave the book back to booksellers rather than keep it. Not even worth sending over to Magid! Read full review

A Certain Music

User Review  - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors - Books+Publishing

The main characters in this book are not referred to by name. This adds poignancy to a story that resembles a fairytale. There is an ogre, a fairy godmother and dreams that come true regardless of the ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2009)

Celeste Walters is the author of several works for young readers, including Deception, The Killing of Mud-Eye, and The Last Race. Anne Spudvilas is a painter and has illustrated numerous children's books, including The Millstone and The Peasant Prince.

Bibliographic information