Lookin' for Bird in the Big City (Hardcover)

By Robert Burleigh, Marek Los (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152020316, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2001

List Price: 16.00*
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From bridge to street to subway, Miles Davis hears the king of bebop's music so clearly he feels they must be destined to meet. Finally, when it seems he has turned the last corner of the city, he finds him--Charlie Parker, the most fantastic bird ever heard. Robert Burleigh's soulful lyricism and Marek Los's bold brushstrokes combine to create a brilliant portrait of what might have happened one fateful night.

About the Author

Robert Burleigh is the author of many books for children including Flight: the journey of Charles Lindbergh, which won the Orbus Pictus award. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.