Ol' Bloo's Boogie-Woogie Band and Blues Ensemble (Hardcover)

By Jan Huling, Henri Sorensen (Illustrator)

Peachtree Publishing Company, 9781561454365, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2010

List Price: 16.95*
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Description

Ol' Bloo Donkey is dreaming of retirement, but he's got something different in mind than Farmer Brown.
Ol' Bloo has spent year after year hauling cotton and dreaming of the day when he could retire from the fields and become a honky-tonk singer. But when he overhears Farmer Brown's ominously permanent retirement plan for him, Ol' Bloo decides it's time to hit the road. Brayin' and hee-hawin' his way toward the bright lights of New Orleans, Ol' Bloo meets up with Gnarly Dog, One-Eyed Lemony Cat, and Rusty Red Rooster, all eager to join him for a lucrative second career. But when the ragtag quartet stumbles upon a tumbledown shack occupied by a band of thieves, their plans take a sudden and unexpected turn...
Jan Huling's down home retelling of Grimm's The Bremen Town Musicians set along the Texas-Louisiana border is filled with wit and charm. Illustrator Henri S rensen's full-color paintings capture the unique backwoods setting and distinctive personalities of the characters.