漫画家大师Mikael Ross (The Thud)讲述了贝多芬从1778年到1795年在维也纳首次公开亮相的故事。故事开始于这个家庭在波恩过着艰难的生活。约翰神父与酗酒作斗争，负债累累。只有年轻的路德维希和他在钢琴方面的天赋能给他的未来带来希望——只要他停止创作自己的作品，只演奏人们对他的期望。作家罗斯被邀请为贝多芬协会写一篇小漫画。通过这次机会，他发现了贝多芬家楼下面包师儿子的日记，日记的内容启发了金童。和他的上一本书《砰》一样，罗斯巧妙地将幽默与同理心和纯粹的社会戏剧结合在一起，打造了一个超越传记主题的成长故事。他丰富多彩的、富有表现力的风格和对漫画语言的精通，完全适合在视觉上捕捉贝多芬不朽的音乐这一艰巨任务。
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection Master cartoonist Mikael Ross (The Thud) tells the story of Beethoven from 1778 to his first major public appearance in Vienna in 1795. It begins when the family is living a difficult life in Bonn. Father Johann battles with alcoholism and is deep in debt. Only young Ludwig and his talent at the piano offer any hope for the future — if only he would stop composing his own pieces and just play what's expected of him.Author Ross was asked to do a small comic for the Beethoven Society. Through this opportunity, he discovered the diaries of the baker's son that lived downstairs from Beethoven's family, the content of which inspired Golden Boy. As in his previous book, The Thud, Ross skillfully mixes humor with empathy and pure social drama, crafting a coming-of-age story that transcends its biographical subject matter. His colorful, expressive style and mastery of the language of comics are perfectly suited to the tall task of capturing Beethoven's timeless music visually.