Mysterious Thelonious

Mysterious Thelonious

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Audacious and extraordinary, this picture book is not a portrait of the great pianist and composer Thelonious Monk. Imagine, instead, that the music of Mr. Monk were to sit for a portrait. It might look something like this -- enticing and unexpected, richly colored and patterned, brilliantly executed. Inspired by one of Monk's best-loved compositions, "Mysterioso", Mr. Raschka matched the twelve musical tones of the diatonic scale to the twelve color values of the color wheel, then set paint strokes for notes and color washes for harmonies. "There were", the text says of Mr. Monk, "no wrong notes on his piano". There are, as well, no wrong notes in this astonishing tribute to his genius.show more

Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 177.8 x 185.42 x 33.02mm | 272.15g
  • Scholastic
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0531300579
  • 9780531300572
  • 1,130,275

About Chris Raschka

Chris Raschka is the Caldecott Award-winning illustrator of A BALL FOR DAISY and THE HELLO, GOODBYE WINDOW. He is also the illustrator of YO! YES? (which won a Caldecott Honor), SOURPUSS AND SWEETIE PIE, CHARLIE PARKER PLAYED BE BOP, and FARMY FARM. He lives with his wife and son in New York City.show more

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110 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
5 26% (29)
4 41% (45)
3 22% (24)
2 10% (11)
1 1% (1)
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