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Buddy: The Story of Buddy Holly

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A biography of the musician, born Charles Hardin Holley during the Depression in Texas, and who pioneered a new kind of music.
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Published February 1st 2005 by Simon & Schuster
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Janette Fuller
Aug 26, 2015 Janette Fuller rated it it was amazing
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This picture book provides a delightful glimpse into the life of Charles Hardin Holley, better known as Buddy Holly.

The author uses colorful "Texas-talk" to describe Buddy's family and early life. Buddy was raised in a musical family so it was only natural for him to take to the guitar when he was in the sixth grade.

Just past Buddy's seventeenth birthday, he and his friend Jack were asked to sing and play on a weekly local radio show.

"Faster than greased lightnin', louder than a thunderstorm, mo
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Nov 17, 2009 Katy rated it really liked it
A while back, out West Texas way, a boy named Charles Hardin Holley was born. He was named after his granddaddy Charles and his granddaddy Hardin. From the first moment, though, his mama called him Buddy. Buddy Holly.

That Buddy could shoot marbles with the best, hit homers in the red dirt, and pelt cans with his slingshot. But come sixth grade, when Buddy met up with a guitar, he never let it go. Later Buddy heard a new sound -- part country, part gospel, and part blues -- and got even more fire
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Dec 15, 2010 Duane rated it liked it
For young readers who are interested in learning how Buddy Holly get so interested in music and how he became one of the great rock n roll artists, this picture book is a great starter. The artwork is well done and the storyline is easy to follow. It does mainly focus on his growing up years, so if you're interested in his showbiz time, this one lack there, but it's a great book overall for anyone wanting to get started in learning how exactly Buddy Holly came to be.
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Born and raised in Hawaii, with a few years in California sandwiched in between, Anne Bustard moved to Texas to attend college and stayed. A former elementary school teacher and then bookseller, she co-owned Toad Hall Children's Bookstore in Austin, Texas. Her innovative summer writing program for children earned her the Lucile Micheels Pannell Award.

After selling her interest in the bookstore, An
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