Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Buy Used
$5.33
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Best-Book-Depot
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Used book at great price. Maybe Ex-lib, may have wear or marking, may not contain supplement such as CD. Prompt shipping and great customer service.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Beethoven for Kids: His Life and Music with 21 Activities (For Kids series) Paperback – Bargain Price, October 1, 2011

4.5 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback, Bargain Price, October 1, 2011
$13.43 $5.31

This is a bargain book and quantities are limited. Bargain books are new but could include a small mark from the publisher and an Amazon.com price sticker identifying them as such. Details

click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Editorial Reviews

Review

"A good choice for young musicians…a well-written text."  —School Library Journal

About the Author

Helen Bauer is the author of Young People’s Guide to Classical Music. A classically trained musician and former piano, music theory, and reading teacher, she worked with Leonard Bernstein on his nationally televised Young People’s Concerts and performed at Carnegie Hall and elsewhere.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 1100L (What's this?)
  • Series: For Kids series
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press (October 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569767114
  • ASIN: B00DJZOHNY
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 10.9 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,702,604 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By J. Richter on November 11, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I bought this from amazon to use as we are studying through the early 1800's for school (homeschool). It was too advanced for my son (1st grade), but it triggered some interesting discussions about Beethoven, and I just sat and read the whole thing myself. Very interesting, and perfect if you are studying this time period as there will be sections in the book about the culture, times, music. It also has activities to do. You could be busy for awhile with this book. I am no expert on Beethoven so cannot comment on it's accuracy but it completely covers his life, career and personal. I feel like I have a much better sense of who he was. Very interesting! We will use more of this book in a few years when we come around to studying this time period again.
1 Comment 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I was attracted to this book because of the 21 activities mentioned in the title. The biography information is just right for a bright elementary or middle grade student, and as an adult, there was enough new (to me) information about Beethoven to keep me reading the whole thing. The biographical information is well-written and broken up logically, with activities sprinkled throughout the book. The activities all pertain to Beethoven and music yet cross into other subjects like art, other cultures, and science. They range from how to create variations on a familiar tune (Twinkle Twinkle is the example they suggest) to building a model that shows how the eardrum works. I am planning to try several of the activities with my 12-year-old homeschooled child in the next couple of weeks.
Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Great writing, however, I wouldn't say this is for young children, maybe for a child about 12-15. The experiments in it are particularly interesting. Found out stuff I didn't know myself. It is actually very detailed.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Probably not many kids know about this composer since he lived so long ago, but the biographical material is well researched and the projects are interesting. For a kid who is interested in music and history this one's a winner.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I purchased this book for my 12 year old grandson as he was working on a project regarding Beethoven and his music , but before gifting, I perused as I always do to ensure that it was appropriate and also so that I could discuss with him once he'd read it. I was intrigued and delved deeper into the book and found it well-written and extremely informative. Mu grandson and I really had some nice discussions and comparison of viewpionts. In today's world, it's difficult to find age appropriate material that keeps children interested and informed. This book certainly fits the bill and both of us gained knowledge from it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Beethoven for Kids begins with an introduction explaining some of the many obstacles Beethoven had to overcome in his life. He was deaf, lived in poverty, and had an alcoholic father. He had poor health, and he had to support his mother and younger siblings. We are then treated to a timeline that chronicled major milestones in his life. The book then walks us through Beethoven's life and his major symphonies. Included in the chapters are extra boxes of text that tell you interesting background or factual information like who Beethoven's patrons were or what a symphony is. The greatest part of the book are the activities you can do with your children. The activities vary in degree of difficulty, from making a silhouette picture to making Austrian apple pancakes. This is a very engaging book perfect for kids 9 and older that not only teaches them about Beethoven and music, but also the time and place he grew up in. Highly recommended.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
I had previously gotten the GIUSEPPI VERDI for kids which is nothing less than STUNNING and now have the BEETHOVEN FOR KIDS. Both these works are extraordinary pieces for our children, young teens, and "big" kids like us 21+. What I'm so happy about is this is not dry a, boring discourse about Beethoven. The author manages to breathe life into her book by providing easy-to-understand historical references circa Beethoven's life, anecdotes, glossy artwork and geographical references (the book's cover and back artwork alone are beautifully rendered). The icing on the cake was finding all kinds of fun, unique activities for kids, meant to "pull" them into the times and into the mind of Beethoven and the culture of that era. It's like being drawn into a time warp! It's nice to have such books when our schools are cutting back the budget allocations for music and art. A book like this (as well as the new book on Verdi and his operas) could be part of history lessons, geography lessons and literature since it's all about the feel of the culture and society of Beethoven's time. Incidentally, since society has been made painfully aware of bullying and its horrible consequences, let's not forget that Beethoven, from the time he was a young boy, was told he was a failure, a no-talent, and someone who was "stupid" and who would never amount to anything. Read the book and find out why Beethoven is still having the last laugh!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
My son needed a book on Beethoven for a research paper. After downloading this he read it non stop finding it very informative and engaging. He eagerly wrote his paper with full and complete knowledge of this musician's life. I fully recommend this book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse