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Ella Fitzgerald

The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa

Ella Fitzgerald( )
Author: Pinkney, Andrea Davis
Illustrator: Pinkney, Brian
ISBN:978-0-7868-1416-9
Publication Date:Jan 2007
Publisher:Hyperion Books for Children
Imprint:Jump at the Sun
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $6.99
Book Description:

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...
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Book Details
Pages:32
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Nonfiction / Music / Jazz
Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Music
Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.55 x 10.75 x 0.4 Inches
Book Weight:0.37 Pounds
Author Biography
Pinkney, Andrea Davis (Author)
Brian Pinkney, author and illustrator, was born August 28, 1961. He has received the Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations, three Coretta Scott King Honor Awards, and in 1997, he won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for his book, The Adventures of Sparrowboy. He has also won two Caldecott Honor awards for his illustrations with the books: The Faithful Friend, by Robert D. San Souci, and Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra, by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Pinkney primarily uses the scratchboard illustrative technique with most of his books.

Pinkney lives with his wife, Andrea, and their children in Brooklyn, New York.

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