Black Cat Bone by J. Patrick Lewis
The Life of Blues Legend Robert Johnson

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Legend credits his success to a midnight pact at a crossroads, but what is the real story of bluesman Robert Johnson?

About J. Patrick Lewis

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J. Patrick Lewis was born on May 5, 1942. He is a poet and prose writer who is known for his children's poems. He worked as a professor of economics before devoting himself full-time to writing in 1998. He is the author of 90 children's books including: BoshBlobberBosh, Please Bury Me in the Library, A Hippopotamusn't, First Dog, Spot the Plot, The House, and The National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry. In 2014, his title Voices from the March on Washington, made the Hot Civil Rights Titles List. He has received many awards from the American Library Association, The Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Claudia Lewis Award from The Bank Street School and others. He also received the 2010-11 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Excellence in Children's Poetry Award. He was also named the third, U.S. Children's Poet Laureate for 2011-2013 by the Poetry Foundation in Chicago. Kelley is one of America's finest illustrations. His picture book artwork has earned numerous awards, including 23 gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators and the 1992 Hamilton King Award for best illustration. He lives and works in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Published September 1, 2006 by Creative Editions. 48 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Lewis offers an unconventional biography of the Mississippi blues legend.

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In 19 poems, Lewis (Once Upon a Tomb , reviewed above), under the undeniable spell of Delta blues, probes the sparse facts and rampant hearsay associated with Robert Johnson's short, legendary life (1911–1938).

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