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Description - Ella Fitzgerald: Genius by ,Jane Kent

Meet Ella Fitzgerald and discover the story of her life and work in this engagingly illustrated biography - narrated by the singer herself. Sometimes called "The First Lady of Song," other times "The Queen of Jazz," Ella Fitzgerald was one of the most popular singers of the twentieth century. She not only worked with the greatest composers and musicians of her time, she won 13 Grammy Awards, received the National Medal of Arts, and the Kennedy Center Honors, and sold millions of records. Learn about the life of this incomparable diva, including her difficult childhood, her first performance in the famed Apollo Theater's amateur night, and the discrimination she had to overcome. AGES: 6 plus AUTHOR: Jane Kent is a writer and editor with over 15 years' experience. After studying publishing at Oxford Brookes University, she worked for some of the UK's top publishers before becoming a freelancer at JVK Creative. She works on both children's and licensed book and magazine projects. Isabel Munoz is a very happy and enthusiastic illustrator, raised in a small town in the north of Spain. Painting was her favourite hobby as a child, so when the time came it only made sense to study Fine Arts at university. Today, after lots of hard work and many filled sketchbooks, Isabel's proud to say illustration has become her dream job. SELLING POINTS: . Outlines Fitzgerald's life and main achievements told to the reader as a first-person account . A timeline at the end of the book lists the main biographical events and some simple questions will help children to further understand and test their knowledge

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