Ol Bloo's Boogie-Woogie Band and Blues Ensemble

Ol Bloo's Boogie-Woogie Band and Blues Ensemble




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 Sørensen’s full-color paintings capture the unique backwoods setting and distinctive personalities of the characters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561454365
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD880L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

About the Author

Jan Huling was born in Chicago and raised in St. Louis. She is the author of Ol’ Bloo’s Boogie-Woogie Band and Blues Ensemble and Puss In Cowboy Boots. Huling lives in New Jersey.

Henri Sorensen has illustrated over twenty books for children, including The Yellow Star, The Printer, and Christmas in the Trenches. He is also the author-illustrator of two children’s books, New Hope and Your First Step. Sorensen lives in Denmark.

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Ol Bloo's Boogie-Woogie Band and Blues Ensemble 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
theCajunLibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this heartwarming tale, four outcasted animals form a blues ensemble with hopes of striking it big in New Orleans. By combining their talents, they teach a band of thieves a lesson.The illustrations are unique, and Jan Huling makes readers fall in love with the four animal characters.