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CHILDREN’S BOOK: Marvin Makes Music -
5.0 out of 5 stars Maestro Marvin the Master of Message and Melody, November 12, 2012
By Val Lemon — Marvin Hamlisch has produced a joyous prize showing that he is the maestro and master of a true message and melody.This heartfelt book is based on his real life experience of auditioning for one of the most prominent schools in the United States. This book which has a CD included will capture, delight and inspire boys and girls all over the world! I am a mother myself and even though my daughter is 22 she was so moved by the sweet words and song the MUSIC IN MY MIND. This is a must have and a perfect staple in anyone’s library no matter their AGE!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful gift for all ages, November 12, 2012
By Beth P — Marvin Makes Music touches the child in all of us. An wonderful gift for the holidays, Marvin Makes Music is a heartwarming story of one of American’s Musical geniuses. The CD of his last song, orchestrated by Larry Hochman, is charmingly sung by an ensemble of young children and adults. You will find yourselves singing Music In My Mind as you walk the streets of your home town.
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT, November 11, 2012
By MizzouTigersFan – I loved it soooooooo much!!! My 7‑year-old loves it and he can’t stop reading it, it has its own shelf in his room. Marvin Hamlisch was one of the greats and should be mentioned in the same breath as “Broadway” or “piano”
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply delightful, November 11, 2012
By Benjamin J. McHugh (NYC USA) — What a wonderful book! I had the privilege of attending the launch of this children’s book by the late Marvin Hamlisch. It is funny, heartfelt and endearing. My 5 month old daughter loves it!
5.0 out of 5 stars Overcome our fears, November 11, 2012
By TromboneRocks — This beautifully illustrated book is perfect for the young piano student, or any beginning musician. It tells a story of how to overcome our fears and let the best of us shine through. Thank you Marvin, for inspiring all of us.
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book and music!!, November 11, 2012
By Gigi “[email protected]” (Brooklyn, NY) — This is a wonderful book! Marvin Hamlisch was truly a musical genius. His words come to life on the page, and the music accompanying it is absolutely perfect.
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvin Makes Music, November 11, 2012
By Bernard Dotson – In a word GENIUS, that’s what Marvin Hamlisch is, a Genius!! And this book is no different filled with love, heart and the endless possibilities of dreams. Every parent should buy this book for there child. This is a sweet story of a boy, who at an early age, with the encouragement of his father, became one of the most celebrated American Composers in History. Children will love this book and will be singing the beautiful song “Music In My Mind”, that is inclosed for a very long time.
5.0 out of 5 stars THE PERFECT STOCKING STUFFER!, November 11, 2012
By Ed Yoe — Marvin Hamlisch has left us his final gift this book Marvin Makes Music, which also includes his last song that comes with the CD format. This is perfect for boys and girls and the other children of all ages, this book touches your mind, stirs your heart in an entertaining manner.
Marvin left us many gifts in his composing, but, this book allows you to feel his emotions and it is perfect to read to children as well as play his final song. It will teach, train and educate your audience in a FUN way. You will also get a glimpse of Marvin’s wit
Sleep in heavenly peace, Marvin you deserve it!
5.0 out of 5 stars This book needs to be in every school and library!, November 11, 2012
By Shelly Fuerte (WILSON, WY, US) A touching, true story and tender music to accompany it. Whether you’re an adult who admired Hamlisch’s breadth of work or a parent/grandparent reading to a child, YOU NEED THIS BOOK! Enlightening and inspirational, this is destined to be a must-have for music teachers and coaches alike. You can do anything if you have a dream.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Great Marvin Hamlisch speaks to a new generation…, November 11, 2012
By GW Tucker No other composer, conductor or celebrated personality had the impact that Marvin Hamlisch did during his celebrated life and career. It is why he was awarded with every accolade conceived: Oscars, Grammys, Tony, Emmy, Golden Globes and the Pulitzer Prize. The story of how it all began is told with charming and poignant simplicity and illustrated beautifully by Jim Madsen — in “Marvin Makes Music.” The big bonus is the irresistible song (“The Music In My Mind”) which Marvin created for the book and enclosed as a CD.
He often recalled to audiences and those who knew him best his earliest beginnings as among the youngest ever accepted into the esteemed Juilliard School of Music (with pajamas sticking out of his trousers during his audition). Now vividly recreated in what was among his final projects, It is a story that communicates timeless truths about young potential and what is possible if family and teachers recognize that potential, believe in it and nurture the possibilities. Marvin and all that he created with his music and unmatched personality is evidence of this. This is a must-read for your children, your grandchildren and for any young person who has dreams and ambitions, as well as the belief that he or she can achieve something meaningful, if not life-changing for others.
The music of Marvin Hamlisch will long stand the test of time — spanning generations yet to come. But, of course, it all began with a little boy who dreamed of making that music. Thankfully,for us and the generations yet to come, he was encouraged and nurtured to do so when it mattered most. It’s a lesson any parent, teacher, grandparent, aunt or uncle should take to heart. “Marvin Makes Music” is the perfect reminder and guide!
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read, By The Peoples Composer!, November 11, 2012
By MITCHELL BEJA – The most uplifting and delightful book from Marvin Hamlisch, awarded Oscar, Tony, Grammy, Emmy, Pulitzer Prize, and now a book that will last a lifetime. For any child with dreams of a musical career, this book shows that with hard work, anything is possible. Marvin Makes Music has to be on a must-read list for any school with a music department. The CD that comes with the book, “The Music in My Mind”, is just the icing on the cake, from the Maestro himself. A GREAT gift that will stay with your child’s book collection forever. I LOVE this book. Marvin, you have inspired us one more time. Thank You!
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvin Makes Music, November 11, 2012
By W. Mitchell — This is the most charming book. Children will love it and totally relate to the story. Parents and Grandparents can introduce their young ones to an American cultural icon and give the gift of music. The song created for this book will be a Marvin Hamlisch classic for years to come! I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Bravo!, November 11, 2012
By Judith Clurman — What a sweet, uplifting book by my friend Marvin and what a wonderful project in which to be involved. I hope that this story about the young Marvin will inspire young music students throughout the world.
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply wonderful!, November 11, 2012
By Marilyn A Kolk (New York, NY United States) — This is a heartwarming story for all ages. This autobiographical snippet from his childhood really brings you into the head & heart of little Marvin Hamlisch. I want to give this book to everyone I know! It’s a must-read in classrooms at story time!
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