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Itzhak - by Tracy Newman (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 40

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Sub-Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers

Age Range: 4-8 years

Book theme: Music

Author: Tracy Newman

Language: English

Street Date: May 12, 2020
TCIN: 79625882
UPC: 9781419741104
Item Number (DPCI): 247-39-7822

Description

This picture-book biography of violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman will inspire young readers to follow the melody within themselves

Before becoming one of the greatest violinists of all time, Itzhak Perlman was simply a boy who loved music. Raised by a poor immigrant family in a tiny Tel Aviv apartment, baby Itzhak was transformed by the sounds from his family's kitchen radio--graceful classical symphonies, lively klezmer tunes, and soulful cantorial chants. The rich melodies and vibrant rhythms spoke to him like magic, filling his mind with vivid rainbows of color. After begging his parents for an instrument, Itzhak threw his heart and soul into playing the violin. Despite enormous obstacles--including a near-fatal bout of polio that left him crippled for life--Itzhak persevered, honing his extraordinary gift. When he performed on the Ed Sullivan Show sat only 13, audiences around the world were mesmerized by the warmth, joy, and passion in every note. Gorgeously illustrated with extensive back matter, this picture-book biography recounts Itzhak's childhood journey--from a boy with a dream to an internationally acclaimed violin virtuoso.

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