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Bold, powerful artwork by the "New York Times" bestselling illustrator team of Johnson and Fancher brings to life this adventure across America, as a train makes its way from jammin' New York to New Orleans, celebrating jazz music along the way. Full color.
The smooth sound of "chug-a chug-a chug-a" races down the track as the jazz-fueled Bebop Express travels from New York City to New Orleans at full speed. It stops to pick up crazy, colorful musicians left and right, until finally, a sweet, sonorous quartet is in place to thrill the euphoric crowds with some "doot doot bah!" magic. There's Sax Man, in blue checks with horn in hand, Drum Man, whose wild garbage-can-lid sidewalk sounds have people hopping and bopping, and a trench coat clad "Happenin' Cat," fingering a cool bass. Completing the group with an earthy "she-bop!" is the glorious Song Lady. The wonderfully rhythmic, repetitive text is accompanied by sophisticated, multihued mixed-media collages from the famous illustration team of Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher.
A rollicking rhythmic express train takes passengers on a jazzy journey that celebrates the United States and its unique musical culture.
Editors Note 2
The whistle's a-blowin', the engine's a-pumpin' -- conductors are dancin' and passengers jumpin'! Quick! Climb aboard the Bebop Express. This rockin', rhythmic railroad adventure celebrates the uniqueness of America and the beboppin', doo-woppin' sound of jazz, from jammin' New York City all the way to New Orleans. With bold, powerful art by the "New York Times" best-selling team of Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, H. L. Panahi's text comes alive with a pulse and beat all its own.