Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters
Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters
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Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters

Written by Michael Mahin & illustrated by Evan Turk
Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Prices as of May 28

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A picture book celebration of the indomitable Muddy Waters, a blues musician whose fierce and electric sound laid the groundwork for what would become rock and roll. Muddy Waters was never good at doing what he was told. When Grandma Della said the blues wouldn’t put food on the table, Muddy didn’t listen. And when record producers told him no one wanted to listen to a country boy playing country blues, Muddy ignored them as well. This tenacious streak carried Muddy from the hardscrabble fields of Mississippi to the smoky juke joints of Chicago and finally to a recording studio where a landmark record was made. Soon the world fell in love with the tough spirit of Muddy Waters. In blues-infused prose and soulful illustrations, Michael Mahin and award-winning artist Evan Turk tell Muddy’s fascinating and inspiring story of struggle, determination, and hope.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781481443494
    Publication Date
    September 5, 2017
    Page Count
    48
    Words Per Page
    30
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    1481443496
    Est. Lexile® Level
    ~561L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~N
    ATOS® Book Level
    3.7
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    0.5
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    191341
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    LG

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