Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa

Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa

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Author: Andrea Davis Pinkney 

Illustrator: Brian Pinkney

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2007)

Ella Fitzgerald began her life as a singer on the stage of the Apollo Theater when she was just seventeen years old. Her rich voice and vocal innovations brought her fame and a remarkable career than spanned half a century and won her generations of fans around the world. Acclaimed author Andrea Davis Pinkney has told Ella's inspiring story in the voice of Scat Cat Monroe, a feline fan whose imagined narrative sings with the infectious rhythms of scat. Two-time Caldecott Honor winner Brian Pinkney's dramatic perspectives and fantastical images offer a jazzy improvisation all their own.