Spirit Seeker

John Coltrane's Musical Journey

By Gary Golio; Rudy Gutierrez (Illustrator)
(Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780547239941, 48pp.)

Publication Date: October 23, 2012

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A picture book biography for older readers about groundbreaking jazz musician John Coltrane

About the Author

Gary Golio is the New York Times bestselling author of Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow, A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix. He has also counseled children and teens in the area of addiction. Gary lives with his wife, the author Susanna Reich, in Ossining, New York. To learn more, please visit www.garygolio.com.   Rudy Gutierrez is a Pura Belpré Honor-winning illustrator who has also created album art, most notably for the group Santana’s acclaimed release Shaman. He teaches at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and lives in Bogota, New Jersey. To learn more, please visit www.altpick.com/rudygutierrez.

Praise For Spirit Seeker

"Lyrically narrated, resplendently illustrated and deeply respectful of both subject and audience."—Kirkus, starred review

"The art ingeniously gets across the intangibles in Coltrane's story as Golio tells it."—Horn Book

"As an impressionistic introduction to a jazz giant, this should whet appetites to learn and hear more."—Booklist

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