Ben's Trumpet

Ben's Trumpet

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by Rachel Isadora
     
 

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The story of Ben is fiction, but it could be the story of more than one jazz musician who grew up in the twenties. Using the art-deco style of the period, Rachel Isadora not only captures the poignancy and yearning of a youthful talent, but in page after page of striking art seems to convey the very sound of music.

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The story of Ben is fiction, but it could be the story of more than one jazz musician who grew up in the twenties. Using the art-deco style of the period, Rachel Isadora not only captures the poignancy and yearning of a youthful talent, but in page after page of striking art seems to convey the very sound of music.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Featuring stunning, evocative black-and-white art, this Caldecott Honor book concerns a boy growing up in the 1920s who aspires to be a jazz musician--``Ben thinks the trumpeter is the cat's meow.'' Ages 4-8. (Sept.)
School Library Journal
Rachel Isadora's innovative picture book is brought to life by the narrator's velvet soft voice and the lively jazz improvisations that accompany each turn of the page.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688109882
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1991
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
266,844
Product dimensions:
9.56(w) x 7.93(h) x 0.09(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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