A tender and playful glimpse at the childhood of the world's greatest musical genius.
For now known as Wolferl, little Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lives only for music—and he already knows how to appreciate it in all its forms, even the most unexpected. The young virtuoso is looking for—and finding!—inspiration wherever it hides, even in the cries of Nannerl, his sister, or the poop of his dog. He takes lessons from the birds, crickets and frogs, intertwining every note into his great masterpieces. A charming tale, riddled with good humor and poetry. This book resonates with music lovers of all ages!
William Augel was born in Le Mans. A draftsman and independent illustrator, he wrote several books oriented toward the youth, and works regularly for magazines such as, "La Salamandre". In 2011, he was published in l'Oeuf Atomes Crochus and, in 2012, he published Monstrueuse Cathy with Jarjille. In 2016, still with Jarjille, he released Zoostrip and Pinard mon nectar and the following year, Young Mozart (Le Petit Mozart) with La Boîte à bulles.
""Children who appreciate music will enjoy this spirited look at an impish young Mozart, and readers of all ages will fall in love with his wonderful combination of wit and insight."" - SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL ""The book has already earned high praise from modern musical luminaries."" - COMICS BEAT ""A fun book that both kids and adults will likely enjoy."" - FANBASE PRESS "“A fun, funny read. I highly recommend it."" - GEEK MOM ""Young Mozart strikes a whimsical, almost Peanuts-like atmosphere, finding inspiration in everything from a baby’s cries to passing bugs to the dog’s, well, poop."" - PASTE MAGAZINE ""A charming book about artistic passion fueled by the boundless energy of youth."" - AV CLUB ""Wolferi's inspired musical antics spark the reader's imagination. It's a wonderful mix of historically accurate information and humor that brings out the playful child inside of all of us. You'll have so much fun during the journey, you won't realize how much you’ve learned!" " - Joanne Pearce Martin, LA Phil
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