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Buddy: The Story of Buddy Holly

by Anne Bustard

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Buddy takes the reader on a journey through the life of Buddy Holly, who was a boy from West Texas who had many interests but eventually fell in love with rock ‘n’ roll. The illustrations in this book are incredible and truly provide the reader with insight as to what Buddy’s life was like from childhood to adulthood. This story exposes students to west Texas, southern country language, which expands cultural knowledge. The story ends rather abruptly, which after reading the author’s note, depicts Buddy’s life, as he passed away in a plane crash at the age of 22. This would be a great book to use in a music lesson, as there are many instruments and multiple genres presented throughout the book. ( )
  paigenbrown | Nov 10, 2016 |
Buddy is a biography of Charles Hardin Holley, better known as Buddy Holly. The author uses distinct font to tell us about Buddy. The words used by the author make the reader feel Southern and the illustrator lets you see the words. Buddy's talent emerged when he was very young but he did not become a star until his parent gave him a guitar. The use of realistic illustrations let the reader see music come to life on the pages. This book takes the reader back in time before Rock 'n' Roll was created. The made up words and terms used by the author make the book lively and let the young reader see something outside of Standard English. Music is fun and this book lets you see it and read it in a fun way.

The author included an afterword that gives the reader additional information on Buddy Holly. A bibliography was also included to let the reader know the sources. ( )
  maryalvarez | Nov 2, 2016 |
I picked this book because I love Buddy Holly and because kids love to hear stories that involve music. For this book I would have kids write what kind of instrument they would like to learn to play and why. ( )
  ksd011 | Feb 23, 2016 |
Buddy Holly grew up in a home with his warm, close, and loving family. His family loved music and Buddy played a few instruments. Finally he discovered the guitar and got into rock and roll. Despite his shy personality, he rocked the scene and even opened up for Elvis Presley. Buddy and his band went on to make their first record after just one year following graduation. This book is written in a country style voice. The word choice is charming and makes readers feel that they more in touch with Buddy’s personal life. I would like to share this book during a thematic unit of music. I would share some of Buddy Holly’s music so that students can hear what they are reading about. ( )
  amoore1 | Oct 30, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689866674, Hardcover)

A biography of the musician, born Charles Hardin Holley during the Depression in Texas, and who pioneered a new kind of music.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:00 -0400)

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A biography of the musician, born Charles Hardin Holley during the Depression in Texas, and who pioneered a new kind of music.

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