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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kbuffum13 - LibraryThing
This children’s book captured the life of Dizzy Gillespie. He was abused as a kid and took the anger he had inside and redirected into learning the trumpet. This gave home the ability to change his ... Read full review
Review: DizzyUser Review - Samantha - Goodreads
A picture book biography about jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. I loved the way the artwork so perfectly conveyed the way Dizzy took the anger he felt and turned it into music, especially music that ... Read full review