Joni : the lyrical life of Joni Mitchell
—Alko, Selina, author, illustrator.
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2020
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Celebrate the captivating life of Joni Mitchell, the world-famous songbird who used her music to ignite and inspire an entire generation, in this stunning picture book biography from award-winning author and illustrator Selina Alko. Joni Mitchell painted with words. Sitting at her piano or strumming the guitar, she turned the words into songs. The songs were like brushstrokes on a canvas, saying things that were not only happy or sad but true. But before composing more than two hundred songs, Joni was a young girl from a town on the Canadian prairie, where she learned to love dancing, painting, birdsong, and piano. As she grew up into an artist, Joni took her strong feelings--feelings of love and frustration, and the turbulence that came with being a young woman--and wrote them into vivid songs. Brought to life by Selina Alko's rainbow collages and lyrical language, this heartfelt portrait of a feminist and folk icon is perfect for parents, children, and music lovers everywhere. Back matter includes a letter from the author and Joni's full discography.

Item Details
Subjects:
Composers -- Canada -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Mitchell, Joni -- Juvenile discography
Rock musicians -- Canada -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Singers -- Canada -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women folk musicians -- Canada -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Genre:
Biographies.
Picture books.
ISBN:
9780062671295
0062671294
Edition:
First edition.
Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly colour illustrations ; 29 cm
Other Title:
Lyrical life of Joni Mitchell
Notes:
Canadiana.
Includes bibliographical references and discography.
Link to PAC
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