Ol' Bloo's Boogie-woogie Band and Blues Ensemble

Ol' Bloo's Boogie-woogie Band and Blues Ensemble

Book - 2010
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Readers will howl over this hilarious backwoods retelling of The Bremen Town Musicians .

Ol' Bloo Donkey has spent year after year hauling cotton on a farm in the Deep South and dreaming of the day when he could retire from the fields and become a honky-tonk singer. But when he overhears the type of retirement plan Farmer Brown has in mind for him-an ominously permanent one-Ol' Bloo realizes it's time to hit the road and pursue his ambition of being a star.

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 equally down on their luck and 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 colloquial retelling of Grimm's tale 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. Additional silhouetted spot art sprinkled throughout the pages adds to the timelessness of the story.

Publisher: Atlanta : Peachtree, 2010.
ISBN: 9781561454365
Branch Call Number: J 398. 210943 GRI BRE
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill.


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