The Music in George’s Head, Slade/Innerst
Author: Suzanne Slade
Illustrator: Stacy Innerst
Format: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publisher: Calkins Creek (2016)
George Gershwin heard music all the time — at home, at school, even on New York City’s busy streets. Classical, ragtime, blues and jazz, George’s head was filled with a whole lot of razzmatazz! With rhythmic swirls of words and pictures, author Suzanne Slade and illustrator Stacy Innerst beautifully reveal just how brilliantly Gershwin combined various kinds of music to create is masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue, a surprising and whirlwind composition of notes, sounds and one long wail of a clarinet.
About Suzanne Slade:
Suzanne Slade is the award-winning author of dozens of children’s nonfiction books, including The Inventor’s Secret, Friends for Freedom and The House That George Built.
About Stacy Innerst:
Stacy Innerst is an artist and the illustrator of numerous picture books for children including Thomas Jefferson Grows a Nation by Peggy Thomas and M is for Music by Kathleen Krull.