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Toronto, Ontario : Éditions Scholastic, [2015]
©2015
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1 volume (non-paigne) : illustrations en couleur ; cm
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Traduction de : Oscar lives next door.
ISBN:
9781443149112 (couverture souple)
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3
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1338391
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0
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3
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<p>See below for English description.</p> <p>N#65533; #65533; Montr#65533;al, Oscar Peterson est devenu un pianiste de jazz tr#65533;s renomm#65533;. Mais dans les ann#65533;es 30, il #65533;tait juste un jeune gar#65533;on qui adorait jouer de la trompette et faire de la musique avec ses fr#65533;res et sours.</p> <p>Malheureusement, avant m#65533;me d'avoir dix ans, Oscar est atteint de tuberculose. Il s'en remet, mais ses poumons affaiblis ne lui permettent plus de souffler dans sa trompette. Il est alors oblig#65533; de renoncer #65533; l'instrument qu'il adore et opte pour le piano afin d'assouvir sa passion pour la musique.</p> <p>L'histoire se d#65533;roule #65533; St-Henri pendant les ann#65533;es 30. Ce quartier, maintenant connu au nom de la Petite-Bourgogne, #65533;tait compos#65533; en majorit#65533; de la classe ouvri#65533;re Noire. Les illustrations d#65533;taill#65533;es de Marie Lafrance mettent en relief la culture de la communaut#65533; montr#65533;alaise.<br> <br></p> <p>Long before Oscar Peterson became a successful jazz pianist, he was a boy who loved to play the trumpet. When a bout of tuberculosis weakened his lungs, Oscar could no longer play his beloved instrument. He took up piano and the rest is history.</p> <p>Mon voisin Oscar is a fictional story inspired by these facts. The book imagines a next door neighbour for Oscar named #65533;milie, who gets into mischief with him, but also appreciates his talents. #65533;milie writes to Oscar during his long stay in the hospital, and she encourages his earliest notes on the piano.</p> <p>Set in Oscar's true childhood neighbourhood of St-Henri - now known as Little Burgundy - the book provides a wonderful sense of this 1930s neighbourhood where most of Montreal's Black working class population lived. Detailed illustrations make the community's culture and music almost tangible.</p> <p>Original title: Oscar Lives Next Door: A Story Inspired by Oscar Peterson's Childhood</p>
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