Hit The Road, Jack

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In this delightful picture book, loosely inspired by Jack Kerouacs On the Road, a scat-singing, bebopping jackrabbit travels across the United States and marvels at all the wonders that the country revealsfrom hopping on the subway in New York City to playing a jukebox in Chicago, and from gazing at Mount Rushmore to crossing the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Written in the rhythm and spirit of Beat poetry, Hit the Road, Jack is an exuberant story of experiencing all the country has to offer with wide-eyed awe.

Praise for Hit the Road, Jack
STARRED REVIEW
Its not a biography or an introduction to Kerouacs work; instead, its a tribute to his spirit and his era.
Publishers Weekly, starred review

MacDonalds golden-hued watercolors and pencil crayons present 1940s America as something of a paradise, with the neon diner signs and jazz clubs just as beautiful as the rolling hills and majestic mountains...
Booklist

Joining the ranks of such age- and genre-defying picture books.. is this homage to Jack Kerouac.
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

The book pays homage to Kerouac while encouraging a love of the country, writing and wanderlust through Jack.
Reading Today

The illustrations look like something out of a 1950s picture book, and everything the poetry and the drawings convey a sense of exuberance and excitement.
Wired's Geek Dad

Burleighs writing has a wonderful rhythm and the book reads aloud beautifully.
Library Media Connection

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