The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra

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The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra
Written by Chris Raschka
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763658065
ISBN-13: 9780763658069
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The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra
The Sound of Joy Is Enlightening

author/illustrator: Chris Raschka

Jazz musician Sun Ra (1914–1993) always said that he came from Saturn. Being from another planet, he was naturally intrigued by everything earthly — especially music, because music is the one thing on Earth most like the stars. Earthlings themselves confused Sun Ra, the way they sorted themselves by color and fought wars against one another. So he made music. And he traveled with other musicians and singers, calling themselves the Sun Ra Arkestra, playing, singing, and dancing for people all over the planet. Because music, he said, is what holds us all together. Join acclaimed author-illustrator Chris Raschka in celebrating a legend of the jazz world who was truly one of a kind.

Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka shares his love of jazz great Sun Ra, just in time to mark the centennial of the musician’s birth.
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763658065 /  9780763658069
on sale date:
05/2014
type/format:
Non-Fiction - Picture Book / Hardback
age range:
6 yrs - 9 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 7 7/8" x 8 5/8"
grade range:
Grade 1 - Grade 4
 
subjects:
Biography & Autobiography; Music;
author’s comments:
Chris Raschka has received the Caldecott Medal twice, for The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norman Juster and for A Ball for Daisy, which he wrote and illustrated. He is the acclaimed illustrator of many books for children, including the Caldecott Honor Book Yo! Yes?; I Pledge Allegiance by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson; Dylan Thomas's A Child's Christmas in Wales; The Grasshopper's Song by Nikki Giovanni; and A Poke in the I, A Kick in the Head, and A Foot in the Mouth, all edited by Paul B. Janeczko. Chris Raschka lives in New York City.
 
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