The Composer is Dead

| No Comments


Click for availability and more information The Composer is Dead, by Lemony Snicket

An introduction to the orchestra as only Lemony Snicket (author of the humorous A Series of Unfortunate Events) can provide. A composer is dead ("decomposing"--according to Snicket) and an investigator is questioning all the instruments in the orchestra about the murder to find out "whodunit". As the instruments are interrogated as to where they were on the night in question, readers are introduced to the sections of the orchestra. The humor is better appreciated by older children and adults. For example, in response to being accused of murder, the "star" violins claim such an idea preposterous because if they "killed the composer, [they] would have to find work at square dances or in romantic restaurants". Great illustrations by Carson Ellis will look familiar to fans of Mysterious Benedict Society. A bonus to this fun mystery is an audio version featuring Snicket narrating the story and music performed by the San Francisco symphony. Ages 5 and up.

Leave a comment

We want to hear from you. Feel free to post comments, questions and other thoughts but please remember:

  • Stay on topic.
  • Be polite and respectful
  • Don’t post copyrighted materials
  • Please don’t post content that installs viruses, worms, etc.
  • No spam please.

Please see our Comment Guidelines page for more information.

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry published on March 9, 2009 4:45 PM.

I'll Pass for Your Comrade was the previous entry in this blog.

All In a Day is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.