Stalebread Charlie and the Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band

Stalebread Charlie and the Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band

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Overview


Based on a true story, a vibrant, inspirational picture book about self-reliance and the power of creativity and music, in which a group of hungry homeless kids in 19th century New Orleans build their own musical instruments from discarded items and become a successful band.

It's 1895, and ten-year-old Stalebread Charlie and his friend Warm Gravy roam the streets of New Orleans, homeless and hungry. Stalebread has heard folks say that music feeds the soul—and he wonders if it could also fill their bellies. Soon he and his friends are playing instruments made out of junk—a fiddle from a cigar box, a kazoo from a comb—until their hats are filled with coins, their bellies are filled with beignets, and their souls are filled with music. This inspiring make-lemonade-from-lemons tale includes author/illustrator notes about the real Stalebread and the research behind the book and a make-your-own-instrument activity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547942018
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 07/10/2018
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author


Michael Mahin is a children's author, screenwriter, professor, lecturer, and musician. He lives in San Diego with his family. Visit his website at www.michaelmahin.com.
 
Don Tate is an award-winning illustrator of more than fifty children's books, some of which he also wrote. He lives in Austin, Texas. Visit his website at www.dontate.com.

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