Mister and Lady Day

Billie Holiday and the Dog Who Loved Her


Harcourt Children’s Books

Published 6.18.2013 *  32 pages

A True Tale with A Cherry On Top

Author: Amy Novesky
and Illustrator: Vanessa Brantley Newton

Character: BILLIE HOLIDAY – jazz singer

Overview from the jacket flap:

     “The great jazz singer Billie Holiday, known as Lady Day, had fame, style, a distinctive singing voice – and lots of dogs! But a boxer named Mister was the dog she loved most.
     She took good care of Mister, and Mister took good care of her. When the spotlight lit her up like star, Mister was there. When the stage – and her life – went dark, Mister was there. No matter what, Mister gave Lady Day courage.
     But would she have enough courage to sing at the grandest venue of her career? The audience at New York City’s Carnegie Hall was expecting great things.”

For a Tantalizing Taste and Something More, visit the blog of kidlit author, Jeanne Walker Harvey *** True Tales & A Cherry On Top  ***  to learn more about this book.


One thought on “Mister and Lady Day

  1. Good to see you here. Sounds like a wonderful way to learn about Billie Holiday from a unique perspective. Thank you for sharing.

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