Mozart: The Man Behind the Music
Book Author & Illustrator Donovan Bixley
Rights Available World excl. NZ and Chinese
Child prodigy, genius, freak, a man who lived frivolously and died a pauper… The myths surrounding Mozart, composer of some of the world’s most sublime music, have long overtaken the known facts of his life.
Now, in this charming and very personal tribute, artist Donovan Bixley offers a portrait of the composer that will forever change the way he is viewed. In nearly 100 original drawings and paintings, accompanied by text based on the many letters that he wrote during his life, beginning with the delightful, if misspelt, letters he wrote as a thirteen-year-old boy travelling in Italy with his father.
Like his successful Much Ado About Shakespeare, Bixley brings Mozart to life with humour but also reflects the turmoil of the times in which he lived.
About the Author
Donovan Bixley is an illustrator and writer for over 120 books, published in 31 countries, and translated into 19 languages. This includes his illustration work for the international series Dinosaur Rescue. He has had two books chosen for the White Raven selection, and numerous other awards. Bestsellers include the recent Maui series, and Much Ado About Shakespeare. He wrote and illustrated the Flying Furballs series, winner of the 2018 Tatoulu children’s choice award in France.