Once Upon a Time in Chicago

Once Upon a Time in Chicago

5.0 1
by Jonah Winter, Jeanette Winter

View All Available Formats & Editions

See more details below

  • Checkmark Kids' Club Eligible  Shop Now

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This is the story of the life of Benny Goodman, a remarkable man on many levels. The author does a wonderful job of telling his life story in a style that will engage a younger age group of readers. Winter has a gift for writing that brings out things in Goodman's life that are lesser known, but no less important. Most people know he was a multitalented jazz musician. But many may not know that he came from a Jewish Russian neighborhood in New York, the son of hard working immigrants. One of twelve children, he grew up to be a successful musician and was the first well-known bandleader to integrate his band. The author teams up with his mother as illustrator, and they make a very effective team. The artwork is colorful, with clean lines and expressive faces that will engage children as young as four. Overall, this is beginning biography that is important for children to hear or read. Modest and loving roots produced a musical gift for the world and an extraordinary role model to children of all ages. 2000, Hyperion Books for Children,

Product Details

Publication date:
Product dimensions:
6.87(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network


Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >