Regardless of whether they’ve heard of jazz or Art Tatum, young readers will appreciate how Parker uses simple, lyrical storytelling and colorful, energetic ink-and-wash illustrations to show the world as young Art Tatum might have seen it. Tatum came from modest beginnings and was nearly blind, but his passion for the piano and his acute memory for any sound that he heard drove him to become a virtuoso who was revered by both classical and jazz pianists alike. Included in the back matter is a biography and bibliography.
Age Range: 4 - 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 3
Lexile Measure: 0840 (What's this?)
Paperback: 40 pages
Publisher: Dragonfly Books; Reprint edition (January 26, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 11 x 0.2 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces