Ol Bloo's Boogie Woogie Band and Blues Ensemble by Jan Huling

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Ol Bloo Donkey has spent year after year hauling cotton on a farm in the Deep South, dreaming of the day he could enjoy a well-earned retirement. But when he overhears the Farmer s plan to retire him permanently Ol Bloo realizes it s time to move on. Off he goes, bayin and hee-hawin his way to New Orleans to become a honky-tonk singer.



Along the way Ol Bloo meets up with a dog, a cat, and a rooster, all a bit past their prime and ready to join him for a second career. But when the quartet stumbles upon a tumbledown shack filled with piles of food and a mountain of money, their plans take a turn.



Now the only thing standing between the aspiring musicians and their big dreams are three greedy thieves... and neither band will give up their loot without a fight!



Jan Huling s humorous retelling of Grimm s tale set along the Texas-Louisiana border is filled with wit and charm. Illustrator Henri Sorensen s classic paintings capture the unique down-home setting and colorful personalities of the characters. Additional silhouetted spot art running throughout the pages adds to the timeless tale.
 

About Jan Huling

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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. Sorensen, a native of Denmark, won an international poster competition and worked as a commerical artist w/Denmark's best known graphic designer.
 
Published September 1, 2010 by Peachtree Publishers. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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No matter that the confident donkey’s voice (the jocular narrator confides) “sounded like an accordion fallin’ down the stairs.” Ol’ Bloo and his new pals Gnarly Dog, One-Eyed Lemony Cat and Rusty Red Rooster (all equally hard up and pleased with their own caterwauls) scare a trio of thieves from...

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