Stalebread Charlie and the Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band
Stalebread Charlie and the Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band

Stalebread Charlie and the Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band

Written by Michael Mahin & illustrated by Don Tate
4 - 7
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Jul 10, 2018
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It’s 1895, and ten-year-old Stalebread Charlie and his friend Warm Gravy roam the streets of New Orleans, homeless and hungry. Stalebread has heard folks say that music feeds the soul—and he wonders if it could also fill their bellies. Soon he and his friends are playing instruments made out of junk—a fiddle from a cigar box, a kazoo from a comb—until their hats are filled with coins, their bellies are filled with beignets, and their souls are filled with music. This inspiring make-lemonade-from-lemons tale includes author/illustrator notes about the real Stalebread and the research behind the book and a make-your-own-instrument activity.

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entrepreneurshipartmusicperforming artshistorycats19th centuryhomelessness and povertysocial themesmusiciansjazzhomelessness


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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    July 10, 2018
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Page Count
    Reading Age
    4 - 7 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
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    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
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