Just a Lucky So and So: The Story of Louis Armstrong - Lesa Cline-Ransome, James Ransome

A wonderful tribute to the iconic American jazz musician, Just a Lucky So and So (Holiday House, $16.95) offers a glimpse into the childhood of Louis Armstrong. Nicknamed Satchelmouth, Armstrong grew up in a section of New Orleans called The Battlefield. Though poor, he was surrounded by a loving family and local musicians whom he idolized. When a series of scrapes with police landed him in a boys’ home, Armstrong overcame the separation, devoted himself to music, and returned to his neighborhood as a musical dynamo. Lesa Cline-Ransome’s lilting, musical text is accompanied by James Ransome’s magnificent watercolor-and-pencil illustrations. Ages 5-8.

Just a Lucky So and So: The Story of Louis Armstrong By Lesa Cline-Ransome, James E. Ransome (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823434282
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Holiday House - February 27th, 2016