The Bourbon Street Musicians
Publication Date: April 2002
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In this rollicking retelling of The Bremen Town Musicians,” a creaky old jack mule, a droopy hound dog, a ragged rooster, and a bony cat, all unwanted and no longer loved, set out for Bourbon Street in New Orleans to play bebop and make their fortune. Presently they encounter a band of thieves in a shack by a bayou, and though things don’t turn out quite as expected, they end up mighty fine just the same. A bluesy dialect that begs to be read aloud, vivid imagery, and distinctively comic illustrations infuse the adventures of these four determined friends with the flavor of rural Louisiana and the rhythm of New Orleans jazz. Glossary.
Andrew Glass has written several books for children and has illustrated many.. He lives in New York City with his wife.
"an auspicious debut...[a] completely satisfying, must-have rendition of the age-old tale." Kirkus Reviews
Storyteller Price has fashioned a bluesy African-American version of the "Bremen Town Musicians," and her tale is perfectly matched with Glass's wonderfully humerous vibrant illustrations of Louisiana country.
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