Reading Level: Ages 12+
Softcover: 142 pages
Publisher: Complicated Octopus Press (2006)
Letters to Mozart
Written and Illustrated by Kristin Joy Pratt-Serafini
This is a book that resulted from a commission from the Emerald City Opera Company in Steamboat Springs, Colorado in 2006. Read all about this fascinating look into the life of Mozart and his first love at Letters to Mozart.
Autographed Book Price: $29.99 + $5.00 shipping
Availability: In Stock. (146 copies currently available.)
Reviews for Letters to Mozart
This is a charming book! It captures somehow the spirit of how very young Mozart was, and how exciting and new were all his experiences. The book centers around a series of fictional letters from Aloysia to Mozart as they knew each other and in the end a poignant one after he died. It makes her a little nicer than we generally think of her (will she ever be forgiven by posterity for running off with Lange?) but the hand-written letters, sloping this way and that on the page, are charming and the colors of the book are marvelous. Itâ€™s a really original work of love and a lot of skill.
— Stephanie Cowell, author of Marrying Mozart
I finished reading Letters to Mozart, and I found it stunningly beautiful, charming, informative, and a thoroughly delightful introduction to Mozart and his operas. I found the interweaving of actual people in the life of Mozart with the characters in his opera libretti whimsical and fun, perhaps even more fun for those familiar with the works of the composer than to a younger audience.
— Lea Frey, Language Coach for the San Jose Opera
I was very excited to find Letters to Mozart. What a witty and creative interpretation that introduces modern society to Mozart through creating social relevancy and excitement… many thanks for your efforts on behalf of Mozart…
— Sherry Davis, Mozart enthusiast & creator of The Chronicles of a Modern-Day Mozartian
I read the whole thing in what I thought was 15 minutes. I loved how you developed the character of Aloysia, somehow you’ve also managed to make sense out of those crazy musical selections, make it an obvious developing line; and, of course, the artwork… so I just want to thank you for this wonderful book.
— Dmitri Pogorelov, concert violinist