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John Coltrane's Giant Steps

Illustrated by Chris Raschka

You may be surprised
at the tricky music
a box,
a snowflake,
some raindrops,
and a kitten
can make.

Right before your eyes.
And on the pages
of this book.

There is someone
backstage
watching, encouraging
our performers
but keeping them
under control.

Why not
listen along?

Chris Raschka is the illustrator of The Hello, Goodbye Window, which was awarded the Caldecott Medal. He is also the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor Book Yo! Yes?; Charlie Parker Played Be BopMysterious Thelonious; John Coltrane’s Giant StepsCan’t Sleep; In the City; and The Magic Flute. He lives with his wife and son in New York City.

Chris Raschka is the illustrator of The Hello, Goodbye Window, which was awarded the Caldecott Medal. He is also the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor Book Yo! Yes?; Charlie Parker Played Be BopMysterious Thelonious; John Coltrane’s Giant StepsCan’t Sleep; In the City; and The Magic Flute. He lives with his wife and son in New York City.

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