Thursday, February 9, 2017

Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa

Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa
by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illustrated by J. Brian Pinkney

Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa (Amazon / Library) is an elegant, almost dreamlike book telling the story of Ella Fitzgerald's musical life and career.

Artistic partners and spouses Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney join forces again in this exquisite tribute to the life of a musical icon. Andrea's prose pulls us in to share in her joys and heartbreaks while we are carried along by Brian's beautiful artwork. Bother words and art magically melding together in a mesmerizing masterpiece.

Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa (Amazon / Library) earns the Self-Rescuing Princess Society seal of approval for telling the story of a downtrodden girl with a dream she refuses to give up, showing us the power of determination and hard work. This book is ideal for middle grade readers, but the artwork makes it an enchanting storytime or bedtime read for younger children as well. Heck, it's so beautiful, it would make a good coffee table book for adult fans of this legendary singer.

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