Ben's Trumpet
Ben's Trumpet
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Annotation: Ben wants to be a trumpeter, but plays only an imaginary instrument until one of the musicians in a neighborhood night club discovers his ambition.
Catalog Number: #4396843
Format: Paperback
All Formats: Search
Publisher: Wm. Morrow
Copyright Date: 1979
Edition Date: 1979
Pages: 40
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-688-10988-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-688-10988-2
Dewey: E
Language: English
Reviews:
Publishers Weekly
Featuring stunning, evocative black-and-white art, this Caldecott Honor book concerns a boy growing up in the 1920s who aspires to be a jazz musician--``Ben thinks the trumpeter is the cat's meow.'' Ages 4-8. (Sept.)
Word Count: 291
Reading Level: 2.2
Interest Level: K-3
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 2.2 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 43244 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:3.6 / points:1.0 / quiz:Q01076
Lexile: AD530L

The story of Ben is fiction, but it could be the story of more than one jazz musician who grew up in the twenties. Using the art-deco style of the period, Rachel Isadora not only captures the poignancy and yearning of a youthful talent, but in page after page of striking art seems to convey the very sound of music.


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