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Master of Arts in Education
The book manuscript, Beethoven and Some of My Other Pals , is a non-fiction collective biography of nine composers who are particularly associated with Munich , Bavaria, and Salzburg and Vienna , Austria . The book manuscript is directed toward the reading needs of the later elementary child (ages 10, 11, and 12).
The format includes letters from the author during her musical pilgrimage in July , 1986 to the aforementioned cities. In order to personalize the material, the letters are addressed to her nephew in the United States . Each biography spans the life of the subject from early childhood to the end of their career and/or death.
As this is a non-fiction work , there is no dialogue ; however, a sense of personal interest and involvement between reader and composer is established in two ways: (1) by the use of quotations from letters, commentaries and/or conversations; and (2) descriptions of the historical places being discussed.
Presented in chapters preceding the book manuscript are the characteristics and reading needs of the later elementary child , the various aspects of a topic book , and essentials for submitting a manuscript for publication.
Cogan, Shirley Ann, "Beethoven and Some of My Other Pals: A Collective Biography of Composers Directed Toward the Reading Needs of the Later Elementary Child" (1987). Theses. 517.
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