Get the book: Autobiographical Children’s Book “Marvin Makes Music,” From Late Composer Marvin Hamlisch.

Summary of Marvin Makes Music

A true story from one of America’s most beloved composers

This endearing book is based on the true life story of composer Marvin Hamlisch, who, at the age of six, was the youngest person ever accepted into the Juilliard School.   Includes CD with original song

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By Marvin Hamlisch.
Illustrated by Jim Madsen.

32 pp. Dial.  (Picture book; ages 4 to 8)

THE NEW YORK TIMES - This sweet and inspirational autobiographical tale is a requiem of sorts for its author, the late Emmy, Grammy and Oscar-winning composer, who died before his first picture book was published. But what a musical life he lived — and from such a tender age! Hamlisch’s piano skills got him into Juilliard at the age of 6.

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  1. So glad we are continuing to remember Marvin and keep him alive in our minds and hearts. Hello to Terre. I hope you are holding up well but it is a big change to cone to terms with.
    I am here If you want to talk or meet for lunch .
    Live and light
    Andy Levine

  2. My daughter who is 8 years old read this book and loved it. It is a sweet book about a little boy and his love of music. Encourage you to buy it and read it for your music lover.

  3. This was a great book. My 8 yr old son loved it. It had him wanting to keep reading.I would recommend this book to all kids of all ages. Joe

  4. MARVIN MAKES MUSIC: This book has opened my eyes to how great a book can truly be. I read this book to my 3 1/2 year old and 13 month old every night. I received it as a gift from a great friend of mine. At night my boys are allowed to choose 1 book each to be read to them. Since the first night I read the book to them they have grabbed the same book every night. This means I’m reading the book twice before bed time. They love it and can’t get enough of it. I recommend to all parents who buy this book to share the love and give one as a gift to another child you know. It has been the best gift my boys could have ever received. Happy Harry