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Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat free pdf A swinging bio of young Ella Fitzgerald, who pushed through the toughest of times to become one of America s most beloved jazz singers. When Ella Fitzgerald danced the Lindy Hop on the streets of 1930s Yonkers, passersby said good-bye to their loose change. But for a girl who was orphaned and hungry, with raggedy clothes and often no place to spend the night, small change was not enough. One amateur night at Harlem s Apollo Theater, Ella made a discovery: the dancing beat in her feet could travel up and out of her mouth in a powerful song and the feeling of being listened to was like a salve to her heart. With lively prose, Roxane Orgill follows the gutsy Ella from school-girl days to a featured spot with Chick Webb s band and all the way to her number-one radio hit "A-Tisket, A-Tasket." Jazzy mixed-media art by illustrator Sean Qualls brings the singer s indomitable spirit to life."

About Roxane Orgill

"Although I d known Ella Fitzgerald s singing for ages, I didn t get her until I saw a film clip of her singing A-Tisket, A-Tasket standing in the aisle of a bus. She was both guileless child and determined adult, a combination I had never encountered in all the singers I had known or researched." Roxane Orgill Roxane Orgill is an award-winning writer on music and the author of several biographies for young readers, including MAHALIA: A LIFE IN GOSPEL MUSIC AND FOOTWORK: THE STORY OF FRED AND ADELE ASTAIRE. She is also the author of DREAM LUCKY, a book for adults about big-band jazz, race, and politics in the 1930s. She lives in New York City. Sean Qualls is the illustrator of many books for children, including DIZZY- BEFORE JOHN WAS A JAZZ GIANT: A SONG OF JOHN COLTRANE- THE POET SLAVE OF CUBA: A BIOGRAPHY OF JUAN FRANCISCO MONZANO- and PHILLIS'S BIG TEST. He lives in Brooklyn."

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Author : Roxane Orgill
Publisher : Candlewick Press,U.S.
Data Published : 01 February 2013
ISBN : 0763664588
EAN : 9780763664589
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 48 pages
Age + : 5-9 years
Language : English
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