MacMillan Publishing

Play, Louis, Play!: The True Story of a Boy and His Horn


The childhood of Louis Armstrong was as fascinating as the great musician himself-and this chapter book biography tell it like never before! Written from the point of view of Louis' closest companion throughout his youth—his horn! In a jazz-inflected, exuberant voice, this unusual narrator tells it all, starting with the small New Orleans hock shop where little Louis bought his first trumpet for five hard-earned dollars.

As Louis goes from a street quartet to the marching band of the Colored Waif's Home to the big sounds of New Orleans jazz clubs, author Muriel Harris Weinstein creates a moving portrait of the jazz legend.