Mister and Lady Day

Mister and Lady Day

Billie Holiday and the Dog Who Loved Her

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Billie Holiday--also known as Lady Day--had fame, style, a stellar voice, big gardenias in her hair, and lots of dogs. She had a coat-pocket poodle, a beagle, Chihuahuas, a Great Dane, and more, but her favorite was a boxer named Mister. Mister was always there to bolster her courage through good times and bad, even before her legendary appearance at New York's Carnegie Hall. Newton's stylish illustrations keep the simply told story focused on the loving bond between Billie Holiday and her treasured boxer. An author's note deals more directly with the singer's troubled life, and includes a little-known photo of Mister and Lady Day!
Publisher: Boston : Harcourt Children's Books, 2013.
ISBN: 9780152058067
Branch Call Number: 782.4216 NOV
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Brantley-Newton, Vanessa - Illustrator

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JCLBeckyC May 23, 2014

After being sent away for a year, Legendary Blues singer Billie Holiday loses the will to sing. But when she returns home to her beloved dog Mister, his unconditional love and loyalty drives her to sing again. Recommended for children who love dogs, music, and celebrity biographies.

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