Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat
Author: Roxane Orgill
For Juniors/KS2
Price 4.50 paperback
Book(s) at 4.50 paperback
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Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat This new biography of Ella Fitzgerald tells its rags to riches story of burgeoning talent with a wonderful match of expressive, colloquial text and illustrations that capture the heady atmosphere of Harlem's colourful jazz era of the 1930's. It builds up a portrait of the young girl's hard life after the loss of her mother: her time in a State orphanage, homelessness on the streets of Harlem where she earns a little money singing and dancing, successes at amateur talent contests, auditions for a well known band leader who decides to give her a chance despite misgivings over her 'raggedy cat' appearance - and so her career is born.