Elizabeth's Song

By Wenberg, Michael & Van Wright, Cornelius

Publishers Summary:
A fictionalized account of how an eleven-year-old girl, Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten, saved to buy her first guitar and composed the popular folksong, "Freight Train."

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ISBN
978-0-83683-572-4
Publisher
Milwaukee, Wisc. : G. Stevens Pub., 2003.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on July 1, 2004

Gr 3-5 Set in Chapel Hill, NC, in 1903, this fictionalized story introduces readers to folk-musician Elizabeth Cotten. Young Elizabeth's love of music is so strong that she teaches herself to play her older brother Louis's guitar-left-handed and upside down. When he leaves home for a better life in the north, she works hard to earn enough money to buy her own guitar. At a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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