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.
The Music in George’s Head: George Gershwin Creates Rhapsody in BlueBook Verdict
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
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