Blue Grass Boy: The Story of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass Music

Blue Grass Boy: The Story of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass Music

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Overview

Learn about the creation of the unique American music called bluegrass through the story of Bill Monroe.

Bill Monroe loved many things: playing music, his big family, and his home in the bluegrass state of Kentucky. Even though his eyes were crossed and didn't work right, Bill's ears worked hard, picking out all sorts of sounds around his treasured home: rushing streams, wailing winds, and sundown jamborees with his family. Through heartache and hard times, Bill held on to these sounds that reminded him of home. Award-winning author Barb Rosenstock and illustrator Edwin Fotheringham beautifully capture the ups and downs of Bill Monroe's musical journey, and how his deep Kentucky roots helped him create a unique form of American music—bluegrass. Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash and Jerry Garcia all credit Bill Monroe with influencing their music.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629794396
Publisher: Astra Publishing House
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 1,279,084
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Barb Rosenstock is the award-winning author of The Noisy Paint Box, a Caldecott Honor book, The Camping Trip That Changed America, Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library, The Streak, and Ben Franklin's Big Splash. She lives outside of Chicago, Illinois, with her family. Visit barbrosenstock.com.

Edwin Fotheringham has illustrated many award-winning picture book biographies, including What To Do About Alice? and Those Rebels, John and Tom. He also illustrated the Tony Baloney series by Pam Muñoz Ryan. He lives in Seattle, Washington, with his family and their dog and two cats. Visit edfotheringham.com.

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