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Black Cat Bone: The Life of Blues Legend Robert Johnson

Black Cat Bone - J. Patrick Lewis, Gary Kelley 1/2/13 ** Take time to peruse this book slowly - it has layers like an onion. Each page has its own poem about some aspect of bluesman Robert Johnson. Some pages have lyrics of Johnson's songs. At the bottom of each page, there is a running footer of lines from yet another poem about Johnson's life. Finally, in a form of endnotes, there is an explanation of an aspect of Johnson's life to correspond with each poem.

Every page has lovely blue/black woodblock illustrations to complement the poems.