Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 4.4
Lexile® Measure: 830L
Guided Reading: P
- Autobiography and Biography
- Composers and Musicians
- Historic Figures
About This Book
The great composer George Gershwin was born and raised in New York City. He composed such popular musical hits as "Swanee," "Rhapsody in Blue," and the opera "Porgy and Bess."
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