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Just a Lucky So and So: The Story of Louis Armstrong Felt choppy and awkward to read aloud. He was born black, poor, and lucky The glowing story of Satchmo the great jazz musician, Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong has been called the most important improviser in the history of jazz Although his New Orleans neighborhood was poor in nearly everything else, it was rich in superb music Young Louis took it all in, especially the cornet blowing of Joe King Oliver But after a run in with the police,year old Louis was sent away to the Colored Waif s Home for Boys where he became a disciplined musician in the school s revered marching bandUltimately, he was to travel the world from Chicago to Paris and would transform jazz through his improvised singing scatting and masterful trumpet playing He played with Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and other jazz greats of his day Armstrong was the first African American man to host a national radio show, and the first jazz musiciain to write an autobiographyThis is a joyful tribute to the virtuoso musician and buoyant personality 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resources to learn about Louis Armstrong and jazz First sentence In New Orleans, Louisiana, in a part of town outside of Storyville, tucked in a corner called Back o Town, in a section nicknamed the Battlefield, Little Louis Armstrong was born, black and poor and lucky.Premise plot Just A Lucky So and So is a picture book biography of Louis Armstrong The book focuses on his childhood and ends with the beginning of his successful career It is very much a story focused on JAZZ MUSIC Is it a picture book for young readers or older readers I First sentence In New Orleans, Louisiana, in a part of town outside of Storyville, tucked in a corner called Back o Town, in a section nicknamed the Battlefield, Little Louis Armstrong was born, black and poor and lucky.Premise plot Just A Lucky So and So is a picture book biography of Louis Armstrong The book focuses on his childhood and ends with the beginning of his successful career It is very much a story focused on JAZZ MUSIC Is it a picture book for young readers or older readers Is it possible best suited for adults I can t answer that perfectly I think it depends entirely on the life experiences and interests of the reader.My thoughts I love Louis Armstrong Love, love, LOVE Louis Armstrong In fact, some of his songs would top my list of BEST SONGS IN THE WHOLE WORLD list Some of my favorites La Vie En Rose, A Kiss To Build a Dream On, What A Wonderful World, Hello Dolly, Kiss of Fire, I Get Ideas, It s Been A Long, Long Time, It Takes Two To Tango, They Can t Take That Away From Me, Cheek to Cheek, I Won t Dance, Let s Call the Whole Thing Off, A Fine Romance, Our Love Is Here to Stay I could go on So my interest level in this picture book biography was high Any children s book about Louis Armstrong is one I m going to need to review.I liked this one very much I loved seeing Armstrong quoted throughout the biography If this is a trend in picture book biographies, I love it I would definitely recommend that if you are going to share this one with children, that you share his music as well He s very charismatic, and, I think thefamiliar you are with his work his music, his performances, his films, etc theyou ll appreciate this one Text 4 out of 5Illustrations 5 out of 5Total 9 out of 10 Biography picture books are so much fun to read and Just a Lucky So and So does not disappoint Louis Armstrong began life in what many would consider to be a rough start living in poverty, working hard manual labor to help earn money for his family, and having a number of run ins with the law causing him to be sent away to a home for boys However Louis found the sound of jazz at a young age He started playing a tin horn and then with a five dollar loan he was able to purchase a second hand c Biography picture books are so much fun to read and Just a Lucky So and So does not disappoint Louis Armstrong began life in what many would consider to be a rough start living in poverty, working hard manual labor to help earn money for his family, and having a number of run ins with the law causing him to be sent away to a home for boys However Louis found the sound of jazz at a young age He started playing a tin horn and then with a five dollar loan he was able to purchase a second hand cornet Over time and with mentorship Armstrong s musical ability opened doors for him He traveled throughout the United States and Europe, recorded records in Hollywood, and performed on Broadway.Lesa Cline Ransome has packed numerous examples of figurative language throughout the story while James Ransome has created illustrations that lift off the page There are many famous musicians from New Orleans, musical instruments and terms mentioned in the book Making this a great read aloud for elementary music teachers After reading the book students would benefit from listening to Louis Armstrong play Finally inside the back cover are additional books, places to visit, and websites for students to research Trumpeter Louis Armstrong was born and raised in the poorest section of New Orleans Yet Armstrong became one of America s greatest jazz instrumentalists, because of the phenomenal music that was played in the streets of New Orleans Young Joe Louis absorbed all the musical ability he could by listening to the funeral marches and the honky tonk clubs where music flowed like water Young Louis was especially partial to the of Joe King Oliver As fate would have it, Louis was sent away to a home Trumpeter Louis Armstrong was born and raised in the poorest section of New Orleans Yet Armstrong became one of America s greatest jazz instrumentalists, because of the phenomenal music that was played in the streets of New Orleans Young Joe Louis absorbed all the musical ability he could by listening to the funeral marches and the honky tonk clubs where music flowed like water Young Louis was especially partial to the of Joe King Oliver As fate would have it, Louis was sent away to a home for boys because he had a run in with the law Unfortunately Louis was no longer living with his mother and sister but with other boys in the Colored Waif s Home for Boys Louis tried to remain positive and while there he was able to concentrate of mastering playing the cornet Louis was told that boys from his part of New Orleans did not belong in a band Louis sang solos for everyone to hear, and the band director gave him a tamborine, the learned the drums, the bugle and then the cornet Finally the band director ade him the bandleader Then he was able to visit New Orleans and walk through his part of town playing great jazz songs, and see his mother among those standing in the streets of New Orleans as the band marched by At age 14, Louis returned home and worked by day and played music in the honky tonks at night He met his idol who later became his mentor, and eventually trade his pawnshop cornet for Joe s used one Joe left for Chicago and Louis filled in for him playing in the local clubs and honky tonks Joe sent for Louis four years later and Louis realized a dream come true He began by playing behind Joe, but someone in a crowd asked that the old guys let the youngster play After that Louis Armstrong realized after making it to the Big Time that he was just a lucky so and so Book includes Author s notes on Armstrong s life It also has a short biblliography, a list of places to visit and a genourous list of websites for further study This book is full of beautiful illustrations as well Lesa and James have done it again This excellent picture book biography of Louis Armstrong is filled with luscious illustrations of scenes from Satchmo s life It sounds unbelievable to hear that he was born black and poor and lucky How could those things all be true at the same time But the narrative tells us how he grew up surrounded by the rich musical heritage of New Orleans, and how being sent to the Colored Waif s Home for Boys actually turned out to be a good thing for him Spreads s Lesa and James have done it again This excellent picture book biography of Louis Armstrong is filled with luscious illustrations of scenes from Satchmo s life It sounds unbelievable to hear that he was born black and poor and lucky How could those things all be true at the same time But the narrative tells us how he grew up surrounded by the rich musical heritage of New Orleans, and how being sent to the Colored Waif s Home for Boys actually turned out to be a good thing for him Spreads saturated with color show us Louis marching as bandleader, the full moon shining on the riverboat where he played swing music, and crowds dancing in the honky tonks The final scene of Louis surrounded by the Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, and marquis signs from famous clubs underscores how far he had come from that one room with no lights and no running water in The Battlefield.The author s note shares the names of some of his hits, details of his jazz recording with Duke Ellington, and his Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award There is also a list of resources for learningabout Armstrong and his music I received a copy from the publisher for review purposes Title Just a Lucky So and So The Story of Louis ArmstrongAuthor Lesa Cline RansomePages 32 pagesLexile level AD930LRecommendations Comments Louis Armstrong is known as one of the greatest jazz musicians ever, but what you didn t know is that he grew up extremely poor and had a difficult childhood At age 11, after many mishaps with the police, he was sent to Colored Waif s Home For Boys Being away from his family was extremely hard, but joining the band turned his life around He play Title Just a Lucky So and So The Story of Louis ArmstrongAuthor Lesa Cline RansomePages 32 pagesLexile level AD930LRecommendations Comments Louis Armstrong is known as one of the greatest jazz musicians ever, but what you didn t know is that he grew up extremely poor and had a difficult childhood At age 11, after many mishaps with the police, he was sent to Colored Waif s Home For Boys Being away from his family was extremely hard, but joining the band turned his life around He played cornet and became the bandleader After going back to his home in New Orleans, he worked hard at many day jobs and played his cornet in the night He became so well known that Joe Oliver, another famous Jazz musician, took him under his wing and mentored him This picture book biography gives elementary school readers many details about all stages of Louis Armstrong s life There is a full page spread in the back about Louis Armstrong, along with a list of sources that readers can go to in order to getinformation about the famous jazz musician 4 out of 5 starsReviewed By Jen T This is a picture book story of Louis Armstrong beginning with his birth and discussing his performances in Chicago, New York, California, and Europe In the back is an Author s Note providingdetails about Louis Armstrong s life along with a number of resources for further information The colorful artwork is beautiful, but I couldn t find a note on how it was created Well worth checking this one out Forkidlit, mglit, and yalit book reviews, please visit my blog The Miller Memo This is a picture book story of Louis Armstrong beginning with his birth and discussing his performances in Chicago, New York, California, and Europe In the back is an Author s Note providingdetails about Louis Armstrong s life along with a number of resources for further information The colorful artwork is beautiful, but I couldn t find a note on how it was created Well worth checking this one out Forkidlit, mglit, and yalit book reviews, please visit my blog The Miller Memo What a delightful picture book about Satchmo aka Louis Armstrong s childhood I saw James Ransome s illustrations in a new style I had the pleasure of meeting James Ransome at Highlights workshop in fall 2019 I also almost met both husband and wife team Lesa and James at a conference in NYC in 2015 What a gorgeous tale about the boyhood of Armstrong and how followed his dream I found it very inspiring. Thought this picture book bio jumped around too much and started talking about other people before I understood who they were Also, I was confused by the marching band Was that the marching band from the boys home that he was sent to Did they have extra curricular activities there or was that a marching band that was across the street with the different organization


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