Friday, March 13, 2015

Book Party on Friday, March 13 for Gary Golio's Bird and Diz

This Friday the 13th may be your lucky day!
Please join us to celebrate the launch of a wonderful book written by a fabulous person:

Bird & Diz by Gary Golio with art by the legendary Caldecott Medalist Ed Young.  What a combo!!  (Published by Candlewick Press.)

At the VillageBookstore  on Friday, March 13th at 7 pm, 10 Washington Avenue, Pleasantville, NY.

Gary writes: "Please come say hello, enjoy some desserts and refreshment, and just bop to the beat!"

"Bird & Diz tells the story of grown-up best friends Charlie "Bird" Parker and John "Dizzy" Gillespie as they juggle notes and chase each other with sounds. In a remarkable format that mirrors its subjects' innovative style, the book can be read page-by-page or unfolded accordion-style and enjoyed as a 12-foot-long scroll (which can then be turned over to continue reading). With dazzling dance-on-the-page illustrations by Ed Young, Bird & Diz is a tribute to friendship as well as creativity, a work of art created by two modern friends that will leave young readers hankering for a listen."    

Be-bop-a-skoodley Doo-wa!

"Exuberant and gorgeous--like the music."
Kirkus Reviews

" The book's language and images are every bit as vibrant as the music they celebrate."
 *starred review, Publisher's Weekly

"The free verse is arranged to conjure speed and playfulness...the music pulsing across the gutters, climaxing in a rainbow of percussion."
*starred review, School Library Journal

*A Junior Library Guild Selection*

Other works by GARY GOLIO:

Carlos Santana - Sound of the Heart, Song of the World (Henry Holt, 2016 )
Strange Fruit - Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song (Lerner/Carolrhoda, Fall '16)
Bird & Diz – Two Friends Create Bebop (Candlewick, Spring '15)
Spirit Seeker – John Coltrane's Musical Journey (Clarion/HMH)
When Bob Met Woody – The Story of the Young Bob Dylan (Little, Brown)
JIMI: Sounds Like A Rainbow – A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix (Clarion/HMH)

Happy Pi Day tomorrow - 3.1415
Beth New York

aka Beth S. Gersh-Nesic
Director, New York Arts Exchange 

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