The Music in George’s Head: George Gershwin Creates Rhapsody in Blue

by Suzanne Slade

Illustrations by Stacy Innerst

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.

ISBN: 9781629790992

JLG Release: September 2016

JLG Member Price
$12.00

Arts Elementary

Grades 2-6

$238.70/year

14 books / $17.05 a book

  • Book Details

    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

    Genre

    Nonfic


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