• Dizzy

  • By: Jonah Winter
  • Narrated by: Kevin Free
  • Length: 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-16-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Recorded Books
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An acclaimed biographer for children, Jonah Winter brings historical figures to life for young listeners. Here, he turns his talents to jazz legend John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie. Born into poverty and the victim of vicious parental abuses, Dizzy received a trumpet one day and it changed his life forever. Dizzy follows Gillespie's journey from rural South Carolina to New York City - straight into the burgeoning jazz scene he soon immersed himself in.
©2006 Jonah Winter (P)2007 Recorded Books
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Critic Reviews

"Fine storytelling makes Gillespie's life not just approachable, but inspirational to children, as they watch him evolve from a poor, small, beaten child into a strong-minded man who, despite naysayers, pushed American music in a completely new direction." ( Child magazine)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Pops on 01-01-18

Fooled

I didn't realize it was a kids book. For a kid book it was ok.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Steven on 02-18-08

Dizzy is funny and entertaining

This is a wonderful story about the young life of Dizzy Gillespie. It was a great way to introduce Jazz to my kids.

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