Born into a travelling gypsy family, young Django Reinhardt taught himself guitar at an early age. He was soon acclaimed as the "Gypsy Genius" and "Prodigy Boy," but one day his world changed completely when a fire claimed the use of his fretting hand. Folks said Django would never play again, but with passion and perserverance he was soon setting the world's concert stages ablaze.
Bonnie Christensen's gorgeous oil paintings and jazzy, syncopated text perfectly depict the man and his music.
About Bonnie ChristensenSee more books from this Author
Born into a poor Gypsy family in Belgium a decade after the turn of the century, Django learned to play guitar at the family's fireside.Sep 01 2009 | Read Full Review of Django
The opening picture shows the world into which Django Reinhardt was born, in 1910, in Belgium.Nov 19 2009 | Read Full Review of Django
Christensen is the author-illustrator of Woodie Guthrie: Poet of the People, a Boston Globe-Horn Honor Book and a New York Times Notable Book.Feb 05 2010 | Read Full Review of Django