Black Cat Bone

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The Creative Company, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
"Robert Johnson was born in rural Mississippi and died young, leaving little behind except blues like no one sung the blues before him. A legend says that Robert sold his soul to the devil in return for becoming King of the Delta Blues."--From source other than the Library of Congress
 

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BLACK CAT BONE: The Life of Blues Legend Robert Johnson

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Lewis offers an unconventional biography of the Mississippi blues legend. Poetry, paintings and the subject's own lyrics tell the story of troubadour Robert Johnson, who died at the age of 27. He left ... Read full review

Contents

1911
8
Young Robert
10
The Night Virginia Died
12
Disappeared
13
Congregation Blues
14
Jook Joint Saturday Night
15
What Son House Saw
16
At the Crossroad Highways 61 and 49
18
SWEET HOME CHICAGO lyrics
26
First Recording Session
28
TERRAPLANE BLUES lyrics
30
Women Lying Awake
32
Three Forks
34
A Tall Tale About a Short Man
36
The Long Ride
38
1938
40

CROSS ROAD BLUES lyrics
21
The Bluesmans Lament
22
Mystery Man
23
Movin Out Movin On Blues
24
A Voice from the Grove
42
Endnotes
44
Bibliography
48
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About the author (2006)

J. Patrick Lewis spent years as an economics professor before finding his passion as a writer. Today he holds an esteemed reputation in children's publishing, having authored more than 70 picture books, including such acclaimed titles as Black Cat Bone and The House . In 2011, he was honored with the NCTE Poetry Award and chosen to serve as the Children's Poet Laureate.Gary Kelley is an internationally known artist who has illustrated numerous picture books, including Black Cat Bone . His artwork has appeared in such prominent periodicals as The New Yorker and Rolling Stone and can be seen in Barnes & Noble's bookstore murals.

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