Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

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The Blues of Flats Brown

The Blues of Flats Brown

Spring 2000 Story Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Illustrator: Nina Laden
ISBN: 0-8234-1480-9
Hardcover Price: $16.95
Two Mississippi junkyard dogs, the young Flats and his elderly friend, Caleb, belong to a vicious man. Flats comforts himself by playing the blues on his guitar accompanied by Caleb playing the bones. Finally, forced to fight or flee, they flee.

With the colorful language and cadences of the blues, Myers captures the hard realities that fostered the birth of blues in the south and their migration north.

Kemie Nix   ©2000 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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