Stalebread Charlie and the Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band (Hardcover)

By Michael Mahin, Don Tate (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, 9780547942018, 40pp.

Publication Date: July 10, 2018

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

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.