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George David Weiss

Tim Hopgood was six years old when he first heard Louis Armstrong's recording of "What a Wonderful World." Years later his daughter found a recording of the song in a flea market and gave it to him as a present. As soon as he heard Louis Armstrong's gravelly voice sing the first few lines, he knew he wanted to capture the joy of the song in a picture book

George David Weiss

What a Wonderful World

What a Wonderful World

Bob Thiele and George David Weiss; Illustrated by Tim Hopgood
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

First recorded in 1967 by Louis Armstrong, and with sales of over one million copies, "What a Wonderful World" has become a poignant message of hope for people everywhere. Sweet and positive in its...

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