Readers Who Know What They Like: Like Handel, by MT Anderson

Handel, Who Knew What He Liked by MT Anderson. Candlewick Press, 2001.

A fun change from what one expects in a nonfiction book, Anderson’s text is witty and a mite sarcastic, with humorous illustrations.

The book tells an actual story, rather than miscellaneous facts, which not only makes for better retention, but makes the book interesting. How novel! An interesting book on a long-dead composer. I loved the fly on the wall in the first illustration, as well as the sarcasm about Handel’s wig.

P.S. Quite different from other Anderson reads (Octavian Nothing, Feed...)