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.
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Review: DizzyUser Review - Emily - Goodreads
Loved this biography about John "Dizzy" Gillespie. I knew nothing about the father of Bebop before this book. The text and illustrations were an intriguing arrangement that helped to build the mood of the times. Read full review
Review: DizzyUser Review - Pam - Goodreads
Interesting bio of Dizzy Gillespie, creator of bebop. I am not a fan of the illustrations but learned a good deal about Dizzy. Read full review