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Satchmo's Blues

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Publisher Comments:

On hot summer nights in New Orleans, a boy named Louis Armstrong would peek under the big swinging doors of Economy Hall and listen to the jazz band. The best night was Friday, when Bunk Johnson would blow his cornet till the roof trembled. At moments like those, Louis could feel his toes tingle. He wanted to be like Bunk Johnson; aim his horn straight up at the night sky and set the stars spinning.

One day Louis saw a horn in a pawnshop window—a real brass cornet. The cardboard sign said $5. How could he ever come up with that much money? Every day Louis did what he could to earn that five dollars, and every day he practiced blowing his imaginary horn. It was a dream he would never give up.

The vibrant, swinging world of New Orleans jazz seems to bounce off the pages in this tribute to an extraordinary young man. Louis Armstrong's dynamic personality and amazing trumpet playing would cast a spell on millions of people around the world, to whom he will always be the one and only Satchmo, the Ambassador of Jazz.

Synopsis:

A moving tribute to Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, an extraordinary man, whose dynamic personality and trumpet playing won him millions of fans. Full color.

About the Author

Alan Schroeder, a lifelong admirer of Louis Armstrong, is the award-winning author of several picture books, including Lily and the Wooden Bowl, Minty, and Carolina Shout. His first book, Ragtime Tumpie, was chosen as an ALA Notable Book, a Booklist Children's Editors' Choice, and a Parents' Choice Award winner. He lives in Alameda, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440414728
Author:
Cooper, Floyd
Author:
Cooper, Floyd
Author:
by Alan Schroeder
Author:
illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Publisher:
Dragonfly Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Louisiana
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
Musicians
Subject:
New orleans
Subject:
Performing Arts - Music
Subject:
Biographical - United States
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
ographical / United States
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series Volume:
96.05
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.98x8.28x.11 in. .32 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
06-10

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