The Music in George’s Head: George Gershwin Creates Rhapsody in Blue

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The Music in George’s Head: George Gershwin Creates Rhapsody in Blue

by Suzanne Slade

Illustrations by Stacy Innerst

First Release:

September 2016

ISBN: 9781629790992

Gershwin combined various kinds of music to create his masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue, a whirlwind composition of notes, sounds, and one long wail of a clarinet. Author’s note. Illustrator’s note. Time line. Selected bibliography. Full-color illustrations done in acrylic, with scanned textiles and papers incorporated.

  • ISBN: 9781629790992
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Calkins Creek
    Page Count: 40
    Trim Size: 10" x 9"
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 3.9, Points: 0.5
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 4.2, Points: 1
    Lexile: Level: 680L
    Awards & Honors: The Kirkus Prize 2016 Nominee, Young Readers
    Booklist Top 10 Books for Youth 2016, Arts
    CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2017, K–2
    Parents’ Choice Award Winner, Nonfiction Gold
    The Golden Kite Awards, 2017 Winner, Picture Book Illustration
    Genre: Nonfic
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