Through the eyes of young Delia, who hears music wherever she goes, readers are transported to a bygone time in Charleston, South Carolina, when the shouts of vendors filled the city streets from morning till night. The Waffle Man, the Pepper-Sauce Man, the vegetable vendors, and others each had their own song, and this book is a reminder that ...
Through the eyes of young Delia, who hears music wherever she goes, readers are transported to a bygone time in Charleston, South Carolina, when the shouts of vendors filled the city streets from morning till night. The Waffle Man, the Pepper-Sauce Man, the vegetable vendors, and others each had their own song, and this book is a reminder that their voices shouldn't be forgotten. Full-color illustrations.
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Bernie Fuchs. About Fine. About Fine Dj. 4to A young African-American girl describes the music she hears in the cries of street vendors in Charleston, SC that also inspired the creator of "the Charleston" in his 1923 musical, James P Johnson. Beautiful oil paintings by Fuchs are reprinted as the illustrations for the book. Library markings o/w a nice copy. Schoreder is noted for having an ALA NOTABLE BOOK, BOOKLIST EDITOR'S CRITICS' CHOICE & A PARENT'S CHOICE AWARD. FUCHS SHARED AN ALA AWARD W/SCHROEDER & EARNED OTHER AWARDS. OUT OF PRINT.
Publishers Weekly, 1995-08-28 Fuchs and Schroeder follow Ragtime Tumpie with a stunning picture book, carefully weaving the melodic songs of pre-WWII street vendors into a story told by a spirited, endearing narrator. The way Delia sees it, ``Charleston must be the most musical place on earth.'' Delia ``can hear music in the raindrops beating on the tin roof'' and ``in the sound of Mama's laughter,'' but most of all, she hears the songs of the streetsæthe ``clink of the milk bottles,'' the ``wheezy old snuffle of the horse'' pulling the wagon, and the chants of the Chimney Sweep and the Pepper-Sauce Man. ``Whomp-bidda bay!'' say the carpenters working on the house next door; ``BLAAAACK-berries!'' sings the vegetable man. Schroeder delivers just the right mixture of story and song, and Fuchs's distinctive, sun-drenched paintings are filled with period details and characters so lively that the reader can almost hear them sing. A joyful collection of rhythmic music, luminous paintings and image-rich language, this accomplished volume calls readers to passionate attention. Ages 4-8. (Sept.)
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