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Blues Journey

Blues Journey (Hardback)

By Myers, Walter Dean
Illustrated by Myers, Christopher

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The opening verse of this latest father/son collaboration probes the very essence of a form--and a feeling; it asks the question that anyone who has sought solace in music can relate to. The pair's first composition wandered through a Harlem collage, depicting a call, a song, the... mood indigo, a language of darkness. This new duet is the blues: verbally and visually, it explores the idiom while exemplifying it. A call and response accompanies each painting. As the journey progresses, the lyrics and art look at loss through the lenses of slavery, poverty, lynching, love spurned, fear of dying and of living. An author's note provides a lucid description of the history, elements, and importance of the blues.
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ISBN 9780823416134
Publisher Holiday House Inc
Format Hardback
Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780823416134
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Holiday House Inc
Imprint Holiday House Inc
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Myers, Walter Dean
Illustrated by Myers, Christopher
Category Award Winning
Music & Sound Arts
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
English Literature: Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 287mm
Height: 223mm
Spine: 9mm
Dewey Code 811.54
Weight 459g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 1-5 years
Library of Congress African Americans, Blues (Music)
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile