Play, Louis, Play!: The True Story of a Boy and His Horn
by Muriel Harris Weinstein
Publication Date: Dec 07, 2010
List Price: $15.99
Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
Imprint: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Parent Company: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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The childhood of Louis Armstrong was as fascinating as the great musician himself-and this chapter book biography tells it like never before. Play, Louis, Play! is written from the point of view of Louis’ closest companion throughout his youth-his horn! In a jazz-inflected, exuberant voice, this unusual narrator tells it all, starting with the small New Orleans hock shop where little Louis bought his first trumpet for five hard-earned dollars.As Louis goes from a street quartet to the marching band of the Colored Waif ’s Home to the big sounds of New Orleans jazz clubs, author Muriel Harris Weinstein creates a moving portrait of the jazz legend. Includes a detailed author’s note, glossary of jazz terms, and bibliography.
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Music
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Music / Jazz
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Readers / Chapter Books
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