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King of Ragtime

Story Cupboard Book Fairs

Regular price $18.00

Costanza, Stephen & Costanza, Stephen

Hardcover, 56 pages


A stunning, rhythmic picture book biography of African American composer Scott Joplin, whose ragtime music paved the way for jazz.There was something special about Scott Joplin… This quiet kid could make a piano laugh out loud. Scott, the son of a man who had been enslaved, became a king—the King of Ragtime. This celebration of Scott Joplin, whose ragtime compositions paved the way for jazz, will captivate audiences and put a beat in their step, and the kaleidoscope-like illustrations will draw young readers in again and again.