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.
About the Author
RACHEL ISADORA began dancing at the age of eight. She trained at George Balanchine's School of American Ballet and has danced professionally. She has illustrated many books set in the world of dance and theater, including the Caldecott honor, Ben's Trumpet, which was also a Boston Globe-Horn Book honor award winner. She grew up in New York City and lives there now.