visión de conjunto:Críticas ...an incredibly readable and absorbing selection that demonstrates the multidimensional nature of true scholarship. --School Library Journal ...absorbing... --The Horn Book Magazine Reseña del editor At the time of Ludwig van Beethovens death it was a common practice to take a lock of hair from the deceased as a remembrance a sacred remnant of the person who meant so much when alive. One such lock of Beethovens hair survived through the years and eventually became the joint property of two men who in 1995 opened the sealed frame that encased the hair and began the process of unlocking the mysteries of Beethovens life death and possibly his genius.Follow the trail of Beethovens hair as it was passed on from the boy who cut it to his son and down through the years as it was safeguarded from Nazi Germany and eventually sold at auction in 1994. Through careful forensic testing the hairs in the lock revealed the causes of Beethovens deafness and his many illnesses. This fascinating story is not only a study of the secrets that forensics can reveal but a moving history of many peoples devotion to Beethovens music.Husband and wife team Russell Martin and Lydia Nibley follow the success of Martins adult book Beethovens Hair with this retelling for younger readers. Biografía del autor Russell Martin is the author of more than a dozen books including Picassos War (Dutton) and Beethovens Hair (Broadway) a national bestseller for adults and Washington Post Book of the Year. He lives in Los Angeles California. Lydia Nibley is a writer and producer of books films and television projects. Shes also the creator of ZiNj an award-winning childrens science magazine and television series. She lives in Los Angeles California.