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Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum

Average rating
5 out of 5
Based on 4 Ratings and 4 Reviews

Book Description
Regardless of whether they've heard of jazz or Art Tatum, young readers will appreciate how Parker uses simple, lyrical storytelling and colorful and 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... More
Book Information
PublisherSchwartz & Wade
BindingHardcover (6 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages40
ISBN-10B002N2XESS
Publication Date01/08/2008
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About Robert A. Parker (Author, Illustrator) : Robert A. Parker is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Robert A. Parker include Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum, Action Jackson (Single ... more
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7/29/2009 Nancy Smith said:
Schneider Family Book Award 2009. This book has a picture book style of presentation. I can see this book being helpful in a setting where diversity is being taught with elementary aged children. Art Tatum was born with very poor eyesight. The book is written in first person - he is telling his ... more

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