In the style of "Maritcha", "The Other Mozart" tells the remarkable story of the Chevalier de Saint George, one of the most famous men in 18th Century France. Son of a slave in Guadaloupe, the Chevalier moved to France where he became a champion swordsman, violin virtuoso, composer, and military commander in the French Revolution. From the plantations of the West Indies to the palace at Versailles, "Le Mozart Noir" details the true story of the man who became known as "The Black Mozart." It is illustrated by original paintings and archival materials.
Hugh Brewster is the author of other nonfiction picture books such as Anastasia's Album and Inside the Titanic. He lives in Toronto. Eric Velasquez was born in Harlem and grew up in an Afro-Puerto Rican family that gave him a rich and unique cultural perspective. He lives in New York State.