Just a Lucky So and So: The Story of Louis Armstrong by Lesa Cline-ransomeJust a Lucky So and So: The Story of Louis Armstrong by Lesa Cline-ransome

Just a Lucky So and So: The Story of Louis Armstrong

byLesa Cline-ransomeIllustratorJames E. Ransome

Hardcover | February 27, 2016

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Louis Armstrong has been called the most important improviser in the history of jazz. Although his New Orleans neighborhood was poor in nearly everything else, it was rich in superb music. Young Louis took it all in, especially the cornet blowing of  Joe "King" Oliver. But after a run in with the police, 11-year-old Louis was sent away to the Colored Waif’s Home for Boys where he became a disciplined musician in the school’s revered marching band. By the time he returned to his neighborhood, the "King" himself became his mentor and invited Armstrong to play with him in Chicago. Here is a joyful tribute to the virtuoso musician and buoyant personality who introduced much of the world to jazz.
Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome have collaborated on many award-winning picture books for children. These include Satchel Paige, which was an ALA Best Book for Children and Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass, which received starred reviews in Booklist and School Library Journal. The Quilt Alphabet was praised...
Title:Just a Lucky So and So: The Story of Louis ArmstrongFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 11.28 × 9.29 × 0.34 inPublished:February 27, 2016Publisher:Holiday HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823434281

ISBN - 13:9780823434282