Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa

Paperback | January 1, 2007

byAndrea Davis Pinkney, Andrea PinkneyIllustratorBrian Pinkney

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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.

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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 imagi...

Andrea Davis Pinkney has written several acclaimed picture books, works of non fiction, and novels. Her titles for middle-grade readers includeSolo Girl,Raven in a Dove House,Silent Thunder, andLet It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters, a Coretta Scott King Honor winner. She is also the author of the picture booksAlvin Ailey;Duke Ellington(a Caldecott Honor Book, Coretta Scott King Honor Book); andElla Fi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10.75 × 9.5 × 0.12 inPublished:January 1, 2007Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0786814160

ISBN - 13:9780786814169

Appropriate for ages: 5

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