The Composer Is Dead [With CD (Audio)] (Hardcover)

By Lemony Snicket, Nathaniel Stookey (Composer), Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
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“Who better to introduce children to the depths of an orchestra but Lemony Snicket? The Composer is Dead is an entertaining murder mystery that gives each instrument a voice and more character than words can describe.”
— April Gosling, Horizon Books, Petoskey, MI

Description


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.

About the Author


LEMONY SNICKET had an unusual education, which may or may not explain his ability to evade capture. He is the author of the 13 volumes in "A Series of Unfortunate Events", several picture books, including "The Dark", and the All the Wrong Questions series. His most recent collaboration with Seth is "File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents", a collection of thirteen mini-mysteries set in Stain d-by-the-Sea.

SETH is a product of the Canadian education system, where he learned that doodling in the margins could translate into gainful employment. He is the multi-award-winning creator of cartoons, graphic novels and a barbershop located in Guelph, Ontario, where he resides.

Web: lemonysnicketlibrary.com





Colin Meloy once wrote Ray Bradbury a letter, informing him that he "considered himself an author too." He was ten. Since then, Colin has gone on to be the singer and songwriter for the band the Decemberists, where he channels all of his weird ideas into weird songs. With the Wildwood Chronicles, he is now channeling those ideas into novels.

As a kid, Carson Ellis loved exploring the woods, drawing, and nursing wounded animals back to health. As an adult, little has changed except she is now the acclaimed illustrator of several books for children, including Lemony Snicket's The Composer Is Dead, Dillweed's Revenge by Florence Parry Heide, and The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart.

Colin and Carson live with their sons, Hank and Milo, in Oregon.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061236273
ISBN-10: 0061236276
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2009
Pages: 40
Language: English