When his friend Victor suddenly dies, composer Mussorgsky is deeply saddened. But, with the help
of his friends, and through his own music, Modest finds a way to keep Victor's spirit alive.
Readers of all ages will enjoy the inspirational story behind the composition of Pictures at an
Exhibition. Bright, colorful illustrations incorporate elements of Russian folk art and traditional
symbols. View pages from artist JoAnn Kitchel's notebook for explanations of the symbols and see
her pencil-sketch research of the Russian culture.