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The Django by Levi Pinfold

The Django

by Levi Pinfold

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I'm still not sure how I feel about this book. I didn't really enjoy the illustrations as much as I enjoyed the story.
  Bettymz | Dec 3, 2013 |
The Django
Levi Pinfold
Templar Books, 34 p.
Hardcover Picture Book (Winner of BookSense Award)
6-10 years
This tale is about Jean "Django" Reinhardt as a boy growing up in a Romany Gypsy camp, and in particular struggling with a mischievous Django - "a kind of cozzler that always seems to find trouble" - who gets young Jean into hot water over and over again. The language in the book, as in the quote above, is odd, musical and sometimes perplexing, using unfamiliar words that make some sort of sense in context. For this reason, it seems to be a picture book best suited for older children. The watercolor illustrations are beautiful, particularly the landscapes, animals, and detailed Gypsy camp scenes. The faces and bodies of people are slightly awkward and not terribly friendly looking.
  pvw | Oct 29, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763647888, Hardcover)

Jean longs to play the banjo, but the Django keeps on messing things up! So Jean sends the Django away, but wonders if he has lost his most precious inspiration.

In this fictional story inspired by the famous jazz musician Jean "Django" Reinhardt, a young boy named Jean meets a special character called the Django. He’s fun and exciting, but he always gets Jean into trouble. Eventually the Django has to be sent away, and Jean misses him very much, until he discovers that he can still feel close to the Django every time he picks up his banjo. This picture book debut by an exciting new talent includes a page of factual information about the real Django Reinhardt.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:06:28 -0400)

A young boy named Jean has an imaginary friend, Django, who keeps getting him in trouble and eventually is "sent away," but whenever Jean plays the banjo he continues to feel close to Django. Inspired by the life of jazz musician Django Reinhardt; includes facts about his life.… (more)

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