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Ella Queen of Jazz

Written by Helen Hancocks

Ella Queen of Jazz Synopsis

Ella Fitzgerald sang the blues and she sang them good. Ella and her fellas were on the way up! It seemed like nothing could stop her, until the biggest club in town refused to let her play... and all because of her colour. But when all hope seemed lost, little did Ella imagine that a Hollywood star would step in to help. This is the incredible true story of how a remarkable friendship between Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe was born - and how they worked together to overcome prejudice and adversity. An inspiring story, strikingly illustrated, about the unlikely friendship between two celebrated female icons of America's golden age.

Ella Queen of Jazz Press Reviews

'Hancock's language sings with the cadence of African- American idioms, and the vivid colourpalette and varied typographical styles help to make each nightclub set look different. The story, meanwhile, reaches beyond feminist empowerment to illuminate a broader appeal to equality, and the final page emphasises the importance of friendship: a refreshingly achievable ideal.' --Irish Times -- Sara Keating * Irish Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786031259
Publication date: 26th September 2018
Author: Helen Hancocks
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Helen Hancocks

HELEN HANCOCKS is the best-selling author/illustrator of three picture books to date: William and the Missing Masterpiece, William Heads to Hollywood, and Penguin in Peril. She lives and works in the UK.

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