Monday, December 14, 2015

Frankie Liked To Sing

Frankie Liked To Sing
By John Seven
Illustrated By Jana Christy
Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2015. Biography.

Frankie liked to sing. In fact he liked to sing so much he went looking for audiences to sing to—at his mother’s parties, his father’s bar, and local dances. He didn’t always have the audience he wanted; when he was younger he was picked on for the fancy clothes his mother made him wear. But he didn’t let that stop him. One day he saw his favorite singer, Bing Crosby, perform live and told himself that one day, he would be on stage. When he had sung to everyone there was to sing to in Hoboken, New Jersey, he headed to New York City to make his dream come true. He found a spot on the radio and from there his singing career took off.

Released in celebration of Frank Sinatra’s Centennial birthday this month, this very kid friendly picture book biography, with no mention of his adult personal life, will introduce children to this iconic singer.

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