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Talkin' Guitar : A Story of Young Doc Watson
by Robbin Gourley


Overview - Arthel "Doc" Watson (1923-2012) was a Grammy-winning guitarist, singer, and songwriter, high in the pantheon of bluegrass and country music greats. This picture book tells the story of a country boy, born blind, who found music in the sounds around him and learned to play that music on his guitar.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Arthel "Doc" Watson (1923-2012) was a Grammy-winning guitarist, singer, and songwriter, high in the pantheon of bluegrass and country music greats. This picture book tells the story of a country boy, born blind, who found music in the sounds around him and learned to play that music on his guitar. Minimal text and breathtaking illustrations pay tribute to Doc's early determination, imagination, and musicianship. Includes additional biographical information.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780544129887
  • ISBN-10: 0544129881
  • Publisher: Clarion Books
  • Publish Date: March 2015
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-7
  • Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.2 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-01-19
  • Reviewer: Staff

A cadenced narrative and soft watercolors in a naïve style take readers through blind folk musician Arthel “Doc” Watson’s Appalachian upbringing. As a child, Watson heard music everywhere, whether in the “high, lonesome whistle of the train,” the sound of geese, or in the saw blade’s rhythm. Playing guitar provided a way for him to communicate with the world without the need for sight: “Now Arthel could play what he couldn’t see.” Endnotes offer information about Watson’s accomplished career, yet the story’s focus remains squarely on the roots of (and his dedication to) his musical passion. Ages 4–8. (Mar.)

 
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