A Certain Music
A Certain Music is a fairytale in the tradition of Hans Christian Andersen- heart-warming and enchanting
Historical Fiction. A story about Beethoven and the creation of two of his most popular works- 'Fur Elise' and "Ode to Joy'.
Deals with behavioural problems in children before modern psychology and treatment.
Original novel that complements the Music and English high school curricula.
This haunting and beautiful novel is a highly original work of fiction, Walters has delivered a tale of two very different people who were made immortal through music.
Delving into territory rarely seen in children's fiction, Walters has delivered a tale of two very different people who were made immortal through music.
A Certain Music is a tale for everyone from upper primary to old age and fits well into Year 5, 6 and 7 music and English curricula. Set in 1821, it centers on a child who is a loner who spends her time hiding in the Vienna Woods until she spies an old man who is deaf but also a music maker. So begins an odd friendship which develops through their mutual love of music.
Having a background in music herself, Walters wrote this story to excite children about the composers and performers of some of the world's most famous musical pieces. It is a a tale of a song written by a man for a child who faces the penalties of being different, but feels the joy that music has provided many people throughout time.
Celeste Walters the author of playscripts for children and adults, novels and picture story books for young readers, text on developmental drama and the writing of eulogies, and three books of whimsical verse for all ages. She has also written five highly acclaimed novels for young adults. Celeste has been a teacher, an art gallery director, a children's theatre producer and a university lecturer. Currently she divides her time between Melbourne and country New South Wales.
Anne Spudvilas is a multi-award winning illustator of children's books and an established portrait painter who also works as a courtroom artist for the Melbourne media. Her first picture book, The Race, was awarded the Crichton Award for Illustration and Children's Book Council of Australia Honour Book. In 2000 she won CBCA Picture Book of the Year for Jenny Angel and her latest picture book, The Pleasant Prince, has received the NSW and Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, the Australian Book Industry Award and CBCA Honour Book. Anne lives and works in Melbourne.
A Certain Music
Author: Celeste Walters
Illustrator: Anne Spudvilas