Tiny thinks all she has of Daddy is his big 'ol bowler hat, because he's always on the road with his trumpet, looking for a gig. But slowly she realizes that he's also given her the gift of music--his way of playing on his horn when life gets sad, too sad to say. Inspired by the tragic childhood of Billie Holiday, Caldecott Honor author-artist Grifalconi has set a lyrical, heart-wrenching text to luminous pastel drawings in this tale about the power of music to heal our souls. Full color.
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Ann Grifalconi is a critically acclaimed picture book creator who has written and illustrated numerous books for children, including Darkness and the Butterfly, The Lion's Whiskers, and the Caldecott Honor book The Village of Round and Square Houses. Ms. Grifalconi lives in New York City.From AudioFile:
In recent years, children's picture book authors discovered jazz as fertile territory for books for the youngest readers. The tragic childhood of Billie Holiday was Ann Grifalconi's inspiration for the fictional TINY'S HAT. The music of a blues-playing father is married to the story of an abandoned child whose only lasting connection with her father is is bowler hat and his haunting music. Haunting trumpet notes underscore the longing that sometimes only music can express. T.B. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 60276541
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-001-14-0469000