Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 4.9
Lexile® Measure: NC990L
Guided Reading: R
- Autobiography and Biography
- Composers and Musicians
- African American
- Historic Figures
About This Book
Filled with photographs and colorful illustrations, this book traces the life of Duke Ellington, the world-famous composer and musician who helped popularize jazz music.
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.
• 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