Stories of Great Composers for Children

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

(4.2 stars; 35 reviews)

This is a collection of ten short, entertaining, informative picture-book biographies of famous composers. Each book tells about the childhood and great achievements of a composer, and includes a short musical example. Here are links to the online texts so you can read along and look at the pictures:


(Summary by Kara) (2 hr 15 min)


Johann Sebastian Bach: The Story of the Boy who Sang in the Street 9:50 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Mozart: The Story of a Little Boy and his Sister who Gave Concerts 12:39 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Beethoven: The Story of a Little Boy who was Forced to Practice 14:36 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Franz Joseph Haydn: The Story of the Choir Boy who Became a Great Composer 15:00 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Franz Schubert: The Story of the Boy Who Wrote Beautiful Songs 12:15 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Handel: The Story of a Little Boy Who Practiced in an Attic 14:45 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Frederic Francois Chopin: The Story of the Boy Who Made Beautiful Melodies 15:26 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Verdi: The Story of the Little Boy Who Loved the Hand Organ 13:37 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Richard Wagner: The Story of the Boy Who Wrote Little Plays 13:43 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Edvard Grieg: The Story of the Boy Who Made Music in the Land of the Midnight S… 13:47 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)



(5 stars)

informative stories portrayed by an excellent reader in a delightful manner


(5 stars)

Just great. Thank you, Kayray. :)

(0.5 stars)

So GoOd WhAt A gReAt BoOK

very good book

(5 stars)

very useful in my music class presentation thank you

really sad 😞

(3.5 stars)

I like it but it’s really sad I just can’t bear to listen to it :(