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Play, Louis, Play!: The True Story of a Boy and His Horn

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The childhood of Louis Armstrong was as fascinating as the great musician himself-and this chapter book biography tells it like never before. Play, Louis, Play! is written from the point of view of Louis' closest companion throughout his youth-his horn! In a jazz-inflected, exuberant voice, this unusual narrator tells it all, starting with the small New Orleans hock shop where little Louis bought his first trumpet for five hard-earned dollars.

As Louis goes from a street quartet to the marching band of the Colored Waif 's Home to the big sounds of New Orleans jazz clubs, author Muriel Harris Weinstein creates a moving portrait of the jazz legend. Includes a detailed author's note, glossary of jazz terms, and bibliography.

Synopsis:

* Named to the Texas Bluebonnet Master List* Louis Armstrong's horn has a voice of its own in this creative, energetic biography

About the Author

MURIEL HARRIS WEINSTEIN's poems have appeared in The Comstock Review, Nassau Review, Kent State Review, Nexus, and many anthologies. She is the author of the picture book When Louis Armstrong Taught Me Jazz. She lives in New York.

FRANK MORRISON is a renowned fine artist whose work was featured in Our Children Can Soar. He has lent his talents to many picture books, including Alex Rodriguez's Out of the Ballpark, Queen Latifah's Queen of the Scene, and Brenda Roberts' Jazzy Miz Mozetta, for which he won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent. He lives in Georgia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781599909943
Author:
Weinstein, Muriel Harris
Publisher:
Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
Author:
Morrison, Frank
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Children s Music-General
Subject:
Children s Activities-Music
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
black and white
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.0625 in
Age Level:
from 7 up to 10

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Children's » Chapter Books
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