Award-winning author and illustrator duo
Ed Shankman and Dave O'Neill turn to the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans,
Louisiana! Jazz, of course, is the only truly American form of music, born
from a meeting and mixing of cultures where the mighty Mississippi meets the
Gulf of Mexico. Drummer Bobcat Bob leads a hot band of multi-cultural
musicians, featuring a gator on bass, a finger-snapping frog, and a horn
section made up of raccoons, a crayfish, and some loons. Bobcat Bob's band is
known for miles around - "They played like wind. They played like fire.
They raised the roof, and raised it higher. They played all night and weren't
done, 'Til morning came and they raised the sun." But one day the music
stopped and "the great New Orleans lost its voice." Through months of
darkness and sadness the people "wished that things were like
before." And with a single drum beat on Bourbon Street, and then another,
and another, the music came back to New Orleans, better than ever! Children and
parents alike will love this story about the healing power of music.
= Print Length: 32 pages
= Dimensions: 10 x 0.3 x
= Reading Level: For ages
4years – 8 years.
= Language: English
= Made in USA