Up Close: Ella Fitzgerald (Up Close) #2020

Up Close: Ella Fitzgerald (Up Close) By Tanya Lee Stone Up Close Ella Fitzgerald Up Close The name Ella Fitzgerald brings to mind a silky voice crooning jazz standards The First Lady of Song earned her nickname by touring almost nonstop for over fifty years winning thirteen Grammys and r
  • Title: Up Close: Ella Fitzgerald (Up Close)
  • Author: Tanya Lee Stone
  • ISBN: 9780670061495
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Up Close: Ella Fitzgerald (Up Close) By Tanya Lee Stone The name Ella Fitzgerald brings to mind a silky voice crooning jazz standards The First Lady of Song earned her nickname by touring almost nonstop for over fifty years, winning thirteen Grammys, and recording album after album But who was the woman behind the name How did a teenage runaway become a renowned jazz singer Long after her homeless days, Ella remained inseThe name Ella Fitzgerald brings to mind a silky voice crooning jazz standards The First Lady of Song earned her nickname by touring almost nonstop for over fifty years, winning thirteen Grammys, and recording album after album But who was the woman behind the name How did a teenage runaway become a renowned jazz singer Long after her homeless days, Ella remained insecure she often suffered stage fright Yet she was a born performer, able to improvise lyrics and record songs in single takes She even seemed comfortable on stage than off, and close friends found her hard to truly know Tanya Lee Stone s Up Close biography delivers several never before published details of this intensely private, legendary singer s life.
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    About "Tanya Lee Stone"

    1. Tanya Lee Stone

      Tanya Lee Stone is an award winning author of books for kids and teens Her work, which includes YA fiction A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl , picture books Elizabeth Leads the Way and Sandy s Circus , and nonfiction Almost Astronauts and The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie has won national awards such as the ALA s Sibert Medal, SCBWI s Golden Kite Award, YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction, Jane Addams Book Award Honor, Boston Globe Horn Book Honor, NCTE s Orbus Pictus, and Bank Street s Flora Steiglitz Award Forthcoming titles include Who Says Women Can t Be Doctors and The House that Jane Built Holt 2013 and Courage Has No Color Candlewick 2013.

    509 thoughts on “Up Close: Ella Fitzgerald (Up Close)”


    1. Up Close Ella Fitzgerald by Tanya Lee Stone was a great biography I recommend this book because it is interesting as to the facts and Fitzgerald s timeline Ella Fitzgerald was a jazz singer born on April 25, 1917 and died June 15, 1996 She used her amazing vocals as her instrument in jazz She could also be referred to as the First Lady of Song, Lady Ella, and Queen of Jazz Ella lived in a difficult time period to be a woman and singing because female musicians were not taken seriously Since Ella [...]


    2. This biography takes a detailed look at Ella Fitzgerald s entire life The writing is easy to follow for young readers and several black and white photographs bring life to the story Children who are interested in characters than an action filled plot will most enjoy this book Tanya Lee Stone has obviously spent time researching Ella s life The book includes source notes, bibliography, index and photo credits It is part of the Up Close series, which has books on Rachel Carson, Oprah Winfrey, and [...]


    3. This book is about the life a famous jazz singer named Ella Fitzgerald Her childhood was basically her being homeless, because of her father treating her poorly, until she was 12 years old She then entered a community contest to show off her dance moves, but she than felt insecure and sang instead The crowd was moved by her voice and loved her immediately Her life continued with her fame, fortune, marriages and divorces, and many other changes in her career made her even known to everyone Sadly [...]


    4. A great insight to Ella s life, career and the world around her It s a short book, you could read it in a day As it doesn t go into too great a detail on anything it manages to cover quite a lot of interesting facts about the jazz scene, life in america at the time she was becoming famous and collaborations between her and other artists Love Ella even after reading this book.


    5. One of the most attention grabbing quotes that I noted while reading Up Close Ella Fitzgerald by Tanya Lee Stone was I m going to make something out of myself one day in page 37 This was actually a quote said by Ella and she was known to say this a lot This quote stood out to me because I felt a deep connection with Ella when I read this She had said this during her hard times in her career and this reveals her motivation and devotion which later leads to her success in her character I felt a co [...]


    6. The Up Close series is relatively new, but the books I ve read in the series are all extremely well done This one is no exception Ella Fitzgerald is an icon, not only in the world of jazz, but also in the world of popular music Her distinctive style and fluid range set her above the many fine jazz singers that were popular when she first started out Through the years she continued to learn, grow and stretch herself so that her recordings crossed over into the pop classification The Up Close book [...]


    7. Who has one of the most beautiful voices in recorded history One might arguably answer Ella Fitzgerald, The First Lady of Song Ella, well known for her smooth, crooning voice, was a workhorse who toured 40 45 weeks a year, but off stage was an intensely private person Tanya Lee Stone takes you through Ella s life as she leaves with her family from her poverty stricken home in Tempie, Virginia to New York City from Ella s teenage life on the street and singing for her supper until she breaks into [...]


    8. This is of a Jazz history covering the time period that Ella Fitzgerald was on the earth According to the book she was a very private person and so it seems to me that Ms Stone did the best with what information on Ella that she had.For me, I really liked that I got to read about her part in the history of swing, be bop, jazz as well as all the big names she worked with.I m definitely a fan This was a nice little book to read.


    9. This was the first book I ve read about Ella and it was a good start The book contains lots of references to other books and people to gain information Although the title refers to the story as being up close it really is of an account with a handful of quotes from people who were there Ella was a very private person so there isn t much out there that reflects who she really was.


    10. Again, I m trying to read some Teen Nonfiction, and this was one I wanted to try It was informative, but it read like an essay written for by a 2nd grader I am glad to have information on Mz Fitzgerald s life, but I think I ll opt for a grown up bio the next time.


    11. This book provides an almost in depth look into the life of this jazz legend Because she was so private, you still feel like many aspects of her life are missing The book is ideal for ages 10 12 with its simplistic vocabulary.



    12. I did not like this book at all I only got to about half way and then tossed it aside I didn t like how most of what she wrote was just quotes Anyways i wouldn t reccomend this book to anyone


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