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John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa

by Mike Venezia Illustrated by Mike Venezia

This introductory biography of John Philip Sousa tells the story of how America's March King was inspired to write the classic marches that are still popular to this day. Interesting text is accompanied by humorous cartoons by the author.

Series Information

The author/illustrator of the highly successful "Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists" series lends his creative talents to another fun, informative series, this one featuring world-famous composers. Venezia's clever mix of historical photos, his own tongue-in-cheek cartoon illustrations, and factual biographical text combine to present the composers as they really were.

Series Features

  • Perfect for music appreciation studies
  • A great resource to prepare for a concert
  • Clever illustrations, historical photos, and factual text help readers grasp subject matter
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Children's Press (CT)
Number of Pages
Biography and Autobiography

About the Author and Illustrator

Mike Venezia
Mike Venezia

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