cover image Ragtime Tumpie

Ragtime Tumpie

Alan Schroeder. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), $18.07 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-316-77504-5

An incident from the childhood of entertainer Josephine Baker is stunningly brought to life. In a boxed review, PW noted that the ``fully developed picture book . . . resonates with the sights and colors of the turn-of-the-century era it describes. Fuchs's rich paintings are luminous and golden.'' Ages 4-8. (Apr.)