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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library E 921 ROG (Text) 33500013673132 New Available -
Fosston Public Library E 921 ROG (Text) 33500013673140 New Checked out 12/09/2022
Roseau Public Library e 921 ROG (Text) 35500006610420 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1645674703
  • ISBN: 9781645674702
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: Salem, MA : Page Street Kids, 2022.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: Portraying the life of Fred Rogers, this picture book biography focuses on his most memorable songs and musical television moments that celebrate the enduring magic of his music and encourage children to brighten their own lives with song.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 June #1
    *Starred Review* Fred Rogers is fondly remembered for "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" but music played a role in his life long before his ubiquitous TV show. One of his earliest memories was the lift that his grandfather's violin playing gave him when he was stuck inside while suffering from asthma as a little boy, and he soon took to the piano to more fully express his emotions, coming to rely on music as a kind of therapy. Songs became an integral part of his show, too, from the opening moments to the incredible musicians who dropped by. There were songs about joy and love, sadness and anger, and they gave his young audience a powerful outlet for complicated emotions. This beautiful book fills in a few biographical details, but it really shines a spotlight on the powerful role Rogers' music played in his life and that of so many others. The cheerful illustrations, rendered in soft watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil (among other tools), are somehow both lifelike and dreamy, with swirls of musical notes and illuminated lyrics woven around the more straightforwardly drawn scenes and individuals. Young fans will be tickled by the familiar lyrics and swirling colors, and their grownups will delight in gentle nostalgia. An affectionate tribute to both the remarkable man and his musical legacy. Preschool-Grade 2. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Donna Cangelosi is a child psychologist who, much like Mister Rogers, spends her days working with children to help them understand and process their feelings. She was born in New Jersey and lives there today. In her free time, Donna reads biographies, visits museums, and does yoga. This is her debut picture book.

Amanda Calatzis spent countless days watching Mister Rogers after school when she was growing up. Today, she brings that same warm, comforting feeling into her own art. She previously wrote and illustrated Khalida and the Most Beautiful Song (Page Street Kids). She lives in New York City with her husband, two children, and three dogs, where she spends her days creating art in her studio, playing guitar, and reading as many books as she can.

Subject: Rogers, Fred Pictorial works Juvenile literature
Television personalities United States Biography Pictorial works Juvenile literature
Musicians United States Biography Pictorial works Juvenile literature
Rogers, Fred Juvenile literature
Television personalities United States Biography Juvenile literature
Musicians United States Biography Juvenile literature
Mister Rogers' neighborhood (Television program) Mister Rogers' neighborhood (Television program) Juvenile literature
Rogers, Fred Pictorial works
Television personalitieszUnited States Biography
Musicians United States Biography
Mister Rogers' neighborhood (Television program) Mister Rogers' neighborhood (Television program)
Genre: Biographies.
Picture books.

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