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Benny Goodman & Teddy Wilson by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Benny Goodman & Teddy Wilson

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Benny Goodman & Teddy Wilson by Lesa Cline-Ransome
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Feb 01, 2014 | ISBN 9780823423620

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“The lyrical prose infuses the book with the spirit of jazz . . . the watercolors seem to blur together at times and swing like the music that Teddy and Benny play. The biographical back matter will give readers more insight into all of the musicians mentioned and shed light on how a love of music helped the two break down color lines.”—School Library Journal
“Writing in punchy free verse that echoes the bounce of both men’s music, Cline-Ransome traces Goodman and Wilson’s parallel—but separate—paths to jazz fame . . . Working in watercolor outlined in loose pencil, Ransome strongly evokes the allure of music that Goodman and Wilson both felt as boys, as well as the way jazz all but demanded people get up and move”—Publishers Weekly
“[I]ntroduces an important event in a snappy text that swings. Ransome’s line-and-watercolor pictures also flow with movement and color. Kids drawn in by the story of the young artists will go on to ponder the history.”—Booklist
” A solid exploration of a resonant musical partnership at a historically significant moment in American music.”—Kirkus Reviews
“This book is a great starting point for students to discover two jazz greats.”—Library Media Connection

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