Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa

by Andrea Davis Pinkney, Andrea Pinkney
Illustrator Brian Pinkney

Disney-Hyperion | January 1, 2007 | Trade Paperback

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Ella Fitzgerald began her life as a singer on the stage of the Apollo Theater when she was just seventeen years old. Her rich voice and vocal innovations brought her fame and a remarkable career than spanned half a century and won her generations of fans around the world. Acclaimed author Andrea Davis Pinkney has told Ella''s inspiring story in the voice of Scat Cat Monroe, a feline fan whose imagined narrative sings with the infectious rhythms of scat. Two-time Caldecott Honor winner Brian Pinkney''s dramatic perspectives and fantastical images offer a jazzy improvisation all their own.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 32 Pages, 9.45 × 10.63 × 0 in

Published: January 1, 2007

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0786814160

ISBN - 13: 9780786814169

Appropriate for ages: 5

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Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa

Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa

by Andrea Davis Pinkney, Andrea Pinkney
Illustrator Brian Pinkney

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 32 Pages, 9.45 × 10.63 × 0 in

Published: January 1, 2007

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0786814160

ISBN - 13: 9780786814169

About the Book

The inspiring story of jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald is told in the voice of Scat Cat Monroe, a feline fan whose imagined narrative sings with the infectious rhythms of scat. This Nick Jr. Best Book of 2002 is now in paperback. Full color.

From the Publisher

Ella Fitzgerald began her life as a singer on the stage of the Apollo Theater when she was just seventeen years old. Her rich voice and vocal innovations brought her fame and a remarkable career than spanned half a century and won her generations of fans around the world. Acclaimed author Andrea Davis Pinkney has told Ella''s inspiring story in the voice of Scat Cat Monroe, a feline fan whose imagined narrative sings with the infectious rhythms of scat. Two-time Caldecott Honor winner Brian Pinkney''s dramatic perspectives and fantastical images offer a jazzy improvisation all their own.

About the Author

Andrea Davis Pinkney has written several acclaimed picture books, works of non fiction, and novels. Her titles for middle-grade readers include Solo Girl, Raven in a Dove House, Silent Thunder, and Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters, a Coretta Scott King Honor winner. She is also the author of the picture books Alvin Ailey; Duke Ellington (a Caldecott Honor Book, Coretta Scott King Honor Book); and Ella Fitzgerald, each illustrated by her husband and frequent collaborator, Brian Pinkney. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, NY.

Brian Pinkney (www.brianpinkney.net) is the illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including the Caldecott Honor Books Duke Ellington and The Faithful Friend, and the Coretta Scott King Award winner In the Time of the Drums.

Appropriate for ages: 5

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