Author(s): Walter Dean Myers
Original Publish Date: Sep 30, 2007
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Audio (0.70 hours)
Product Number: Z100056298
Released: Jul 16, 2013
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ISBN: #9781430116394
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"Exuberant music, powerful narration, and image-filled poetry combine to create this extraordinary recording, winner of ALA's first Odyssey Award for excellence in audiobook production." The Horn Book


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Product Number: BX00028573
Product Number:Z100056298
Product Number:DB513

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Author(s): Walter Dean Myers
Product Number DB513
Released: Aug 03, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Live Oak Media
ISBN: #9781430100218

Professional reviews

""Start with rhythm/ Start with the heart"--so begins this collection of Walter Dean Myers poems, where listeners will find plenty of rhythm and plenty of heart. R&B artists James "D-Train" Williams and Vaneese Thomas read and sing the 17 poems--joyful tributes to jazz and bebop, to the piano and the slide trombone, to Louis Armstrong and New Orleans--with energy and verve, accompanied by a live jazz ensemble. The narration lifts the words off the page and asks them to dance, perfectly complementing Christopher Myers's gorgeous, colorful, kinetic illustrations. Listeners of all ages will feel truly immersed in the sounds of jazz music, and the accompanying introduction, glossary of jazz terms, and timeline of jazz history offer even more depth. J.M.D. AudioFile Best Audiobook of 2007 (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"