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: The Composer Is Dead (): Lemony Snicket, Carson Ellis, Nathaniel Stookey: Books. Like an extra-large, colorful box containing a thimble, “Lemony Snicket’s The Composer is Dead” is 98% wrapping. Animation, puppetry. It’s Tuesday, and time for Part Two of “The Composer Is Dead Week” on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio. Lemony Snicket and.

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Lemony Snicket had an unusual education and a perplexing youth and now endures a despondent adulthood. We struck up and got down. If they’ve played in an orchestra, even just in high school, they will be rolling by the time the experience ends.

The theme music played each time Lemony Snicket says “the composer is dead” is so delightfully dreadful that I wish it could be a soundtrack that plays every time my classroom door swings open. Refresh and try again. The book involves the investigation of an orchestra by a detective who is trying to discover why “the composer is dead.

The story is somewhat basic: The Cellos and Basses provided accompaniment.

I was completely enchanted with the mystery, narrator, and sound of every instrument. Join the Inspector as he interrogates all the unusual suspects. The Trumpets held a parade in honor of our great nation, while the French Horns waxed nostalgic about something or other. Life update – basically my children are just going to read Snicket books for their childhood.


The Composer Is Dead by Lemony Snicket is a dark, clever, and hilarious piece by piece introduction to the orchestra wrapped around a mystery. It makes sense either way. View all 8 comments.

Snicket is known for his dark humour and this book is no exception, but it’s done in such a way that I think even those who didn’t like A Series of Unfortunate Events could appreciate it. Want to Read saving…. I did not, however, realize that those children had to be between the ages of 4 and 6.

The music, which borrows heavily from the great masters, is dramatic and wonderful. The first half of the recording is words and music. If we killed the composer, we would have to find work at square dances or in romantic restaurants.

I read the book in a matter of minutes and instantly loved it!

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Just snic,et moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I bought this book knowing that it is targeted at children, as are most, if not all, of Lemony Snicket’s books. It’s a wonderful performance piece. The list of composers in the story is long for those not very familiar with the classical world.

Nov 21, Molly rated it it was amazing Shelves: Hardcover36 pages. Did anyone see the harp? Mar 03, Harold Ogle rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 5 comments. The plot is that a composer has died, so the detective interrogates various instruments, from the violins to the cellos, to the drums and the horns.


What a fun book! Fhe you get comfortable, however, his narration acts as the perfect complement to the story which is right. The Composer is Dead 1 5 Jan 22, A sort of Peter and the Wolf for modern children.

Aug 30, Julie Rowse rated it really liked it Shelves: The book i comes with an audio CD filled with music and Mr. Works by Lemony Snicket. The trombones were having a drink. Where exactly were the violins on the night in question?

Lemony Snicket’s The Composer Is Dead

But this is actually much more accessible, I’d say. Each instrument comes to life with sound, background, and an alibi. I don’t have the book here, but I recall a witty reference to several Bachs and then Offenbach. I just wished for a bigger bang at the end, I guess.