The Little Piano Girl: The Story of Mary Lou Williams, Jazz Legend

The Little Piano Girl: The Story of Mary Lou Williams, Jazz Legend

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ISBN-13: 9780547528342
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 01/18/2010
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
Lexile: AD690L (what's this?)
File size: 26 MB
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Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Ann Ingalls and Maryann Macdonald are sisters and lifelong music lovers. Ann lives in Kansas City, and Maryann lives in New York. This is Ann's first book, and Maryann's twenty-second.

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The Little Piano Girl: The Story of Mary Lou Williams, Jazz Legend 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
buildingabookshelf on LibraryThing 5 months ago
What a wonderful book about an under celebrated jazz musician from the golden age of jazz. In addition to telling a little bit about jazz history's most prolific female jazz composer, this is a great story about a little girl who was very special in her own way. Any family with a budding musician would love this book.
PghDragonMan on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I had the opportunity to preview The Little Piano Girl by Ann Ingalls and Maryann Macdonald for my Library. This book was an eye opener for me on several counts. While not a hard devotee of Jazz, am familiar with the Big Names. Somehow, the title character of this biography, Mary Lou Williams, escaped me until now. I was further amazed to find out she lived not far from where I work!The biography is very readable for kids and the illustrations are wonderful. Adult readers will also enjoy the story as it is well told. We follow Mary Lou from Georgia to Pittsburgh where her talent was rediscovered at an early age. I say rediscovered because we are told she actually began playing music when she was only three and living in Atlanta.I have become intrigued enough about Ms Williams that I¿m seeking out an adult version of her biography. I suggest this book to families with budding musicians of their own or for young kids with a musical interest of their own. Even as an adult, I have to give this work four and a half stars: the writing alone deserves four stars and the excellent artwork pushes this into the extra half star.