Coupon
Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat : Ella Fitzgerald
by Roxane Orgill and Sean Qualls


Overview - 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.
  Read more...

 
Hardcover
  • $14.99

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock Online.

Free Shipping is not available for this item.
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 8 copies from $4.97
 
 
 
 

More About Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat by Roxane Orgill; Sean Qualls
 
 
 
Overview
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."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780763664596
  • ISBN-10: 0763664596
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: December 2012
  • Page Count: 41
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 9.29 x 6.42 x 0.39 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.67 pounds

Series: Candlewick Biographies

Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Music
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Women
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > People & Places - United States - African-American

 
BAM Customer Reviews