How Jelly Roll Morton Invented Jazz (Hardcover)

By Jonah Winter, Keith Mallett (Illustrator)

Roaring Brook Press, 9781596439634, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 16, 2015

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Description

In this unusual and inventive picture book that riffs on the language and rhythms of old New Orleans, noted picture book biographer Jonah Winter ("Dizzy," "Frida," "You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?") turns his focus to one of America's early jazz heroes in this perfectly pitched book about Jelly Roll Morton.

Gorgeously illustrated by fine artist Keith Mallett, a newcomer to picture books, this biography will transport readers young and old to the musical, magical streets of New Orleans at the turn of the 20th century.

A Neal Porter Book.



About the Author

Jonah Winter is the award-winning author of 25 non-fiction picture books including New York Times Best Illustrated Books, Diego and Here Comes the Garbage Barge!, and the highly acclaimed Frida and Dizzy. Winter has been listening to Jelly Roll Morton's music since he was a young boy. Keith Mallett has been drawing and painting for as long as he can remember. As an artist and designer he has created posters and fine art prints for over thirty years. He lives in San Diego with his wife Dianne and his German Shepherd Pi. How Jelly Roll Morton Invented Jazz is his first children's book.
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