Free Read [Children's Book] ↠ Summertime: From Porgy and Bess - by George Gershwin ✓

By George Gershwin | Comments: ( 141 ) | Date: ( Jul 18, 2019 )

For use in schools and libraries only Captures a moment in one family s life as they enjoy the simple pleasures of a sunny summer s day on the plantation, in a picture book that includes the score of the song.


  • Title: Summertime: From Porgy and Bess
  • Author: George Gershwin
  • ISBN: 9780613538718
  • Page: 183
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

George Gershwin

George Gershwin was an American composer He wrote most of his vocal and theatrical works in collaboration with his elder brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin George Gershwin composed songs both for Broadway and for the classical concert hall He also wrote popular songs with success.Many of his compositions have been used on television and in numerous films, and many became jazz standards The jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald recorded many of the Gershwins songs on her 1959 Gershwin Songbook arranged by Nelson Riddle Countless singers and musicians have recorded Gershwin songs, including Louis Armstrong, Al Jolson, Bobby Darin, Art Tatum, Bing Crosby, Janis Joplin, John Coltrane, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Sam Cooke, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Madonna, Judy Garland, Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Marni Nixon, Natalie Cole, Nina Simone, Maureen McGovern, John Fahey, and Sting.



Comments Summertime: From Porgy and Bess

  • Beverly

    Beautiful illustrations for a classic song.


  • Zang Qian

    The paintings in this book are so impressive , they catch my eyes the minute i open this book.I can actually feel the summertime happiness when i read it.


  • Liu Weihua

    The sunshine,shadow,mood of relaxing and the calm recall my depth of memory that almost fade away. I pity that there are skyscrapers,people,cars everywhere and I could not come back to the past.


  • Katelyn Agnone

    Summertime from Porgy and Bess was a delightful book to read. The book followed an African American family on an average day in the summer focusing on the children. This is a sing song book, containing only a word or phrase on each page. The dialect was simple and relaxing. The last page even contained a music sheet to play along. What stood out the most to me in this book were the illustrations. The oil based paintings are mesmerizing and unbelievably realistic. Both the dialect and illustratio [...]


  • Elizabeth Smitheram

    I enjoyed this book very much. The words were so simple, yet the pictures are what made the book. The pictures were astounding and beautiful to say the least. And, at the end of the book there was a song that had actual music in it that could be sung or played on the piano. The book is just the story of the summer and how great life is. I loved it!


  • Meg

    This may be one of those picture books that adult readers appreciate more than the kids. Despite this fact, the music to match Gershwin's lyrics are at the back of the book (a neat touch), and the artwork is visually arresting. Straddling the line between rich, artistic oils and almost-life-like portraits, this is the best of Wimmer's work I've seen.


  • Linda Lipko

    These are gentle images of a happy family relaxing on the porch, drinking lemonade. The windows are open allowing a gentle breeze to enter. A lovely young girl has lost a tooth and she smiles as she jumps in her pretty church dress, wearing Baby Jane shoes and lacy socks! A smiling young man is singing his heart out in church!Soaking in the delightful images was just what I needed!


  • Meredith

    The song with illustrations. The pictures are gorgeous. The parents seemed to appreciate this one a bit more than the kids, but there was a lot of fun discussion with the book (ie-what are they doing in this picture? Have you ever done that?)


  • Julie

    The illustrations make this Gershwin Classic sing come alive


  • Daniel Cipriano

    I liked this book. It reminded me of all the summer time fun I had when I was growing up.


  • Deb

    Stunning oil painting illustrations from Mike Wimmer. Fun to read on verso that they were inspired by WInslow Homer (one of my favorite painters).


  • Jim

    Perfect


  • Katherine Scholl

    I really enjoyed this book. The text is the lyrics to the song summertime. The pictures in the book add to the text and provide visuals for the events in the song.


  • Brooke

    Excellent. Paintings are beautiful and capture the feeling of the poem (and song) by Gershwin.


  • Jenger

    Absolutely beautiful glad the accompaniment is included.


  • Richard Drown

    I like this book because it incorporates music into written literature. It also gives children a sense of African American history.


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  • Free Read [Children's Book] ↠ Summertime: From Porgy and Bess - by George Gershwin ✓
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    Published :2019-04-24T11:47:16+00:00