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Winter, Jonah

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ISBN 10: 0439507375 / ISBN 13: 9780439507370
Published by Arthur A. Levine Books, 2006
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Illustrated boards, matching DJ. First printing. Arty picture book about Dizzy Gillespie with color illustrations by Sean Quails (Powerful Words, Baby on the Way) Unread, as new in like DJ. Unpaginated. Bookseller Inventory # 8575

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Title: Dizzy

Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Sean Qualls

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition.

Book Type: Book

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From the author of FRIDA comes a jangly, jumpy, beboping book about Dizzy Gillespie, the clown prince of jazz.

This is the story of Dizzy Gillespie, a real cool cat who must have been born with a horn in his hands, judging from the way he played the trumpet. Jazz was his ticket on a train to better days, and he left his hard life in a small town for New York City and the hottest band around. But did Dizzy stand straight and play right? NO! He was a clown. He hit high notes, low notes, never-been-heard notes, and before he knew it, Dizzy created a whole new music: BEBOP.

This is a story about a boy who breaks all the rules -- and finds his own personal heaven along the way.

About the Author:

Jonah Winter has written many exciting picture book biographies for children, with subjects that include Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Barack Obama, and Dizzy Gillespie. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA.

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