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Skit-scat Raggedy Cat

Ella Fitzgerald

By Roxane Orgill

A swinging bio of young Ella Fitzgerald, who pushed through the toughest of times to become one of America’s most beloved jazz singers.

When Ella Fitzgerald danced the Lindy Hop on the streets of 1930s Yonkers, passersby said good-bye to their loose change. But for a girl who was orphaned and hungry, with raggedy clothes and often no place to spend the night, small change was not enough. One amateur night at Harlem’s Apollo Theater, Ella made a discovery: the dancing beat in her feet could travel up and out of her mouth in a powerful song —and the feeling of being listened to was like a salve to her heart. With lively prose, Roxane Orgill follows the gutsy Ella from school-girl days to a featured spot with Chick Webb’s band and all the way to her number-one radio hit "A-Tisket, A-Tasket." Jazzy mixed-media art by illustrator Sean Qualls brings the singer’s indomitable spirit to life.

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Publish Date

2010

ISBN

9780763617332


Format: Book
Author: Orgill, Roxane
Summary: Follows the beloved American jazz singer's rise to fame, describing the difficult historical and cultural factors that she overcame.
Title: Skit-scat raggedy cat : Ella Fitzgerald / written by Roxane Orgill ; illustrated by Sean Qualls.
Publisher Date: Somerville : Candlewick Press, 2010.
Subject: Fitzgerald, Ella -- Juvenile literature. Singers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Isbn: 9780763617332 (hc.) 0763617334 (hc.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 7
Call Number: CB Fitzgerald
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Bib Id: 344550

Format: Book
Author: Orgill, Roxane
Summary: Follows the beloved American jazz singer's rise to fame, describing the difficult historical and cultural factors that she overcame.
Title: Skit-scat raggedy cat : Ella Fitzgerald / written by Roxane Orgill ; illustrated by Sean Qualls.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: Somerville : Candlewick Press, 2010.
Description: [44] p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Subjects: Fitzgerald, Ella -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Singers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Other Author: Qualls, Sean ill.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [42-43]).
LCCN: 2009047407
ISBN: 9780763617332 (hc.)
ISBN: 0763617334 (hc.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 7
Call Number: CB Fitzgerald