Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald

The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa

By Andrea Davis Pinkney; Brian Pinkney (Illustrator)

Jump At The Sun, Hardcover, 9780786805686, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2002


Ella Fitzgerald began her life as a singer on the stage of the Apollo Theater when she was just seventeen years old. Her rich voice and vocal innovations brought her fame and a remarkable career than spanned half a century and won her generations of fans around the world. Acclaimed author Andrea Davis Pinkney has told Ella's inspiring story in the voice of Scat Cat Monroe, a feline fan whose imagined narrative sings with the infectious rhythms of scat. Two-time Caldecott Honor winner Brian Pinkney's dramatic perspectives and fantastical images offer a jazzy improvisation all their own.

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