A Tisket, A Tasket by Ella Fitzgerald

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A boy in New York City drops his green and yellow basket and later sees a little girl carrying it around.

About Ella Fitzgerald

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Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996), one of the great jazz legends of the twentieth century, was born in Newport News, Virginia. Ora Eitan lives in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Published January 27, 2003 by Philomel. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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I dropped it, I dropped it, my little yellow basket.” A little girl, in a short patterned skirt and gold hoop earrings, picks up the basket, “truckin’ on down the avenue without a single thing to do.” Both children, adult folks who attempt to help locate the basket, and a little dog dance and pra...

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While the mixed-media collages of people and cityscapes dance with energy, Fitzgerald's fans may wonder at Eitan's choice of a blond boy as the speaker, a silent African-American girl as his teasing counterpart (and playful thief).

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