The Piano Man (Hardcover)

By Debbi Chocolate, Eric Velasquez (Illustrator)

Walker Childrens, 9780802786463, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 1998

List Price: 15.95*
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In this beautiful story, poignant prose and lush paintings tell the story of a girl's bond with her grandfather through their shared love of music. Eric Velasquez' stunning picture book debut, for which he received the Coretta Scott King New Talent Award, captures Debbi Chocolate's vivid memories of her grandfather, the piano man, his long career spanning decades of American music history, and his special talent for sharing his passion with generation after generation.

About the Author

DEBBI CHOCOLATE is the author of more than twenty picture books, including The Piano Man, which received the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award, and Talk, Talk: An Ashanti Legend, winner of the Parents’ Choice Award. She lives outside Chicago with her family.