Mysterious Thelonious

Mysterious Thelonious

by Chris Raschka

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In his second tribute to a jazz giant, Caldecott Honor Medalist Chris Raschka matches the 12 musical tones of the diatonic scale to the 12 color values of the color wheel, then sets paint strokes for notes and color washes for harmonies, creating an astonishing tribute to musical genius Thelonious Monk. Full color.

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ISBN-13: 9780531330579
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/1997
Edition description: Library Edition
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 6.44(w) x 7.42(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Chris Raschka is the Caldecott Award-winning illustrator of A BALL FOR DAISY and THE HELLO, GOODBYE WINDOW. He is also the illustrator of YO! YES? (which won a Caldecott Honor), SOURPUSS AND SWEETIE PIE, CHARLIE PARKER PLAYED BE BOP, and FARMY FARM. He lives with his wife and son in New York City.

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Mysterious Thelonious 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
alyssabuzbee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a fascinating book that tells about the life of Thelonious monk through pictures, with very little text. The words and pictures themselves are arranged in ways that are almost musical; you can "visualize" the music, in a sense. This is a great book to introduce children to jazz music.
ckarmstr1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book tells the story of Thelonious Monk through song. The text is arranged in a musical form. The message of his music and genre is explicitly told through the text. I think this book is brilliantly constructed.