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Libba : the magnificent musical life of Elizabeth Cotten

Author: Laura Veirs; Tatyana Fazlalizadeh
Publisher: San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Elizabeth Cotten was only a little girl when she picked up a guitar for the first time. It wasn't hers (it was her big brother's), and it wasn't strung right for her (she was left-handed). But she flipped that guitar upside down and backwards and taught herself how to play it anyway. By age eleven, she'd written "Freight Train," one of the most famous folk songs of the twentieth century. And by the end of her life,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Juvenile works
Biographies and Autobiographies
Juvenile nonfiction
Music
Picture books
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Veirs, Laura.
Libba.
San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books, [2018]
(DLC) 2016049429
(OCoLC)961388574
Named Person: Elizabeth Cotten; Elizabeth Cotten
Material Type: Biography, Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Veirs; Tatyana Fazlalizadeh
ISBN: 9781452148588 1452148589 9781452158631 1452158630
OCLC Number: 1001572148
Description: 1 online resource : color illustrations
Responsibility: by Laura Veirs ; illustrated by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh.

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JOSEPHINE meets Johnny Cash in this folk heroine's journey from undersung to "Freight Train"-famous.  Read more...

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"This is a beautiful book for late bloomers." -- Bookish "Fazlalizadeh's art . . . complements Veirs's unpretentious prose exquisitely, and the interplay between the two is seamless. . . . Should Read more...

 
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