Dizzy

Dizzy

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Baker & Taylor
Breaking all the rules of jazz, Dizzy Gillespie found a way to make his mark in music using his instincts and talents in order to survive a difficult childhood and become one of the most famous musicians of his time.

Scholastic
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.

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.

Publisher: New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780439507370
0439507375
Branch Call Number: 92 G4125w 2006 CHILD
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Qualls, Sean - Illustrator

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passan
Jan 06, 2016

This book contains pictures of a father physically abusing his son, and then the son beating up other kids at school. Can't believe this is in the children's section as a picture book. My three-year-old daughter took this book home; I had no idea what was in it. Fortunately it went right over her heard but in the future I will be much more careful about checking books over before I check them out.

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open2life
Jul 25, 2014

After reading this book, I thought about this man "Dizzy" quite often. I like books like that. To me, that means it was a good book. One that makes you think!

John had a rough childhood, but came out a winner with good morals. The message of this book is to be yourself, in a world that wants you to be somebody else.

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HeidiPrentice
Jun 12, 2014

This book discusses child abuse and racial discrimination in a very abrupt way. Parents may want to preview this book prior so giving it to children to read so that they can have a discussion together about these topics.

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HeidiPrentice
Jun 12, 2014

HeidiPrentice thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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