Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The LIttle Piano Girl by Ann Ingalls and Maryann Macdonald

Ingalls, Ann and Macdonald, Maryann, The Little Piano Girl. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2009. PICTURE BOOK.
Mary Lou Williams loved to watch her mom play the organ and loved to play the piano. When the family has to move and leave the instrument behind, Mary finds a woman who lets her play on her piano. Soon everyone is coming to hear her play and even pays her a bit. When she breaks her arm, however, things change.
A true story about a Jazz legend named Mary Lou Williams, this book is simple, but informative. The illustrations are complementary to the text.  A good read for anyone who need to read or like to read biographies. EL (K-3). ADVISABLE.  Reviewer: Kira, Youth Services Librarian, HUN Public Library.

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