Footwork (Hardcover)

Candlewick Biographies: The Story of Fred and Adele Astaire

By Roxane Orgill, Stephane Jorisch (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763664602, 48pp.

Publication Date: March 12, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/12/2013)
Hardcover (9/25/2007)

List Price: 14.99*
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Description

“Informative, with spry visuals...A class act.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

In this fascinating story of child stars who dance their way to knockout success on Broadway and beyond, Roxane Orgill and Stéphane Jorisch team up for a bravura performance, capturing the sophistication, fluidity, and grace of two of the biggest names in dance history, Fred and Adele Astaire.
Back matter includes an author’s note, suggestions for further reading, suggested resources, and an index.


About the Author

Roxane Orgill is an award-winning writer on music and the author of several biographies for young readers, including Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Ella Fitzgerald, illustrated by Sean Qualls, and Mahalia: A Life in Gospel Music, as well as a book for adults about music, race, and politics called Dream Lucky. Roxane Orgill lives with her husband and two children in New York City.

Stéphane Jorisch has illustrated many books for children, including Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky, Edward lear's The Owl and the Pussycat, and My Father Knows the Names of Things by Jane Yolen. Stéphane Jorisch lives in Montreal with his wife and their three children.