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eBook Stompin' at the Savoy: The Story of Norma Miller ePub

by Alan Govenar,Martin French

  • ISBN: 0763622443
  • Category: Arts Music and Photography
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Alan Govenar,Martin French
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Candlewick; First Edition edition (January 24, 2006)
  • Pages: 64
  • ePub book: 1343 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1250 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 380

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Through extensive interviews with jazz dancer Norma Miller, acclaimed author and filmmaker Alan Govenar captures the vitality. 5-8. Govenar, a folklorist, has used his conversations with dancer Norma Miller as the basis of this interesting autobiography.

Through extensive interviews with jazz dancer Norma Miller, acclaimed author and filmmaker Alan Govenar captures the vitality. He begins by introducing the adult Miller, now in her eighties, who continues to teach, choreograph, dance, and "swing, baby, swing. In a voice as brisk as a dance step, Miller begins at the beginning: her birth, a few months after her father's death, and her mother's struggle to keep the family together.

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Through extensive interviews with jazz dancer Norma Miller, acclaimed author and filmmaker Alan Govenar captures the vitality, wry humor, and indomitable spirit o. Both books are named "Stompin' At the Savoy". Yes, when it all comes down to it, give me the "Stompin' At the Savoy" written by Alan Govenar over the one written by Bebe Moore Campbell anyday. In Govenar's case, we have a wholly original and interesting little biography. Ever heard of Norma Miller? You will.

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Alan Govenar; Martin French. Book Format: Choose an option. Augmenting her lively narrative are Martin French’s jazzy, singlecolor illustrations, evoking the vibrant style of vintage poster art. Specifications.

Stompin’ at the savoy. The Story of Norma Miller. Govenar captures both Miller’s remarkable experiences (including incidents of racism on the road) and her sparkling evocation of American music and dance when swing was king. French’s pictures pull out all the stops: bold, gestural strokes, chiaroscuro, canted perspective and art deco elements rekindle the era’s excitement. Illustrated by Martin French Compiled by Alan Govenar. Category: Children’s Middle Grade Books Children’s Picture Books. When she was just five years old, in 1924, Norma Miller knew just what she wanted to do for the rest of her life: she wanted to dance.

Stompin' at the Savoy: The Story of Norma Miller is a children's book by Alan Govenar, chronicling her life, published in 2006. Awards Personal life.

Through extensive interviews with jazz dancer Norma Miller, acclaimed author and filmmaker Alan Govenar captures the vitality, wry humor, and indomitable spirit of an American treasure.When she was just five years old, in 1924, Norma Miller knew just what she wanted to do for the rest of her life: she wanted to dance. It was the Jazz Age, the Harlem Renaissance, and Norma lived behind New York’s Savoy Ballroom, the only dance hall in a still-segregated America where blacks and whites could mingle on the same mahogany floor. It was in this majestic "home of happy feet" that twelve-year-old Norma first brought the house down, swing-stepping with Twist Mouth George, one of the premier dancers of the day. Before long, the feisty Norma would rise to fame as one of the first performers of the Lindy Hop, an acrobatic dance style named for Charles Lindbergh’s first solo flight (or "hop") across the Atlantic. With the celebrated dance troupe Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, a teenage Norma would cross the Atlantic herself on a tour of Europe and even strut her stuff on the silver screen. In this invigorating, humorous, and thought-provoking oral autobiography, Alan Govenar captures the sound and spirit of Norma Miller’s voice as she recalls her early years and coming of age as a determined young dancer during the heyday of swing. Augmenting her lively narrative are Martin French’s jazzy, singlecolor illustrations, evoking the vibrant style of vintage poster art.

Comments

Onetarieva Onetarieva
This is the story of a little girl who grew up in Harlem to become The Queen of Swing. She is 96 years old and still loves performing to this day! I would love to buy a copy of this book for every young student I teach jazz and Lindy hop. It is fun and inspirational!
Gralmeena Gralmeena
I am a dancer so loved it
Keramar Keramar
purchased for my grand daughter.
Conjulhala Conjulhala
Know the author and was delighted to read her full story. Very interesting woman.
Cia Cia
excellent.
Ranenast Ranenast
Great book!
Atineda Atineda
A nice story for our children to read. She goes so far back but not enough depth for me.
A true lover of life person.
Good reading for jr high students