Hit the Road, Jack

Author(s): Robert Burleigh

Picture Books

A delightful picture book inspired by Jack Kerouac's On The Road. In this rendition, a scat singing, be bopping jack rabbit travels across the United States and marvels at all the wonders that the country reveals, from hopping on the subway in Brooklyn to playing the jukebox in Chicago to Mount Rushmore to Golden Gate in San Francisco. Written with the rhythm of a beat poem and the spirit of Kerouac, it's an exuberant story of experiencing all the world has to offer with wide eyed awe. There is also a brief author's note in back that simply explains the connection to Kerouac.


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There have been numerous successful picture books that present kid friendly stories about writers and musicians such as William Carlos Williams, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Bob Marley, Billie Holiday and Celia Cruz. This Kerouac inspired story is playful while evoking the spirit of Beats poetry.; Ross MacDonald's hip, retro style perfectly evokes the beatnik inspired atmosphere and the adventurous, free spirited tone of the story.; The Beat like, musical, scat rhythms of the story and Jack's adventurous aspirations are perfect for engaging curious young readers; A brief author's note explains the story's connection to On the Road.

Robert Burleigh has written many acclaimed books for children, including Seurat and la Grande Jatte: Connecting the Dots and Chocolate: Riches from the Rainforest. Ross MacDonald has illustrated both for magazines and children's books.

General Fields

  • : 9781419703997
  • : ABRAMS
  • : Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • : August 2012
  • : 241mm X 267mm X 20mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 48
  • : chiefly col. Illustrations
  • : Robert Burleigh
  • : Hardback
  • : Ross Macdonald
  • : 813.6