Handel's Last Chance (The Composers' Specials)
reviewed by the Coalition for Quality Children's Media
Dublin street kid, is enrolled in an upper crust school where he is
treated like an outsider. He is befriended by Handel and chosen as a
principal choirboy for "The Messiah." Jamie is rescued by Handel. The
"Messiah" is a huge success. Adult Juror Comments: Beautifully
produced. Provides an excellent introduction to the "Messiah" with a
wide range of humor, music, values and historical commentary. Shows how
new friends support one another. It's somewhat harsh and scary at times.
It's moves rather slow. Kid Juror Comments: Held kids attention. They
thought it was amusing and that it looked realistic. "I learned how to
respect when the boy was singing." Kids liked how it dealt with bullies.
"I liked when Handel tells Jamie, "listen to the voice deep inside your
Suggested Retail Price: $ 19.95
Available from: Devine Entertainment Corp.