Hit the Road Jack, 2012 first edition, by Robert Burleigh.


Written by Robert Burleigh. Illustrated by Ross MacDonald. First edition, 2012. Abrams Books for Young Readers. New York.

"Hey, Jack! Skedaddle! Gotta hop!
Vamoose! Take off and go!
Nose is itching, ears are twitching,
Come on! Get with the flow!
Time to see the road unwind
And feel the wind blow free.
"Hello America! Here I come,
From sea to shining sea!"

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"In this delightful picture book loosely inspired by Jack Kerouac's On the Road, a scat-singing, bebopping jackrabbit travels across the United States - from hopping on the subway in New York City to crossing the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and exploring everything in between 0 to experience the wonders of the country."

Robert Burleigh is an American author of more than 50 children's books, both fiction and nonfiction, covering subjects from sports and science to artists and bicycle messengers. He began publishing books for children in the early 1990s but is also a painter under the art name Burleigh Kronquist. Some of his best-known books include Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea, Night Flight, Edward Hopper Paints His World, Trapped!, Look Up!, and One Giant Leap. He is noted for introducing difficult historical topics to young readers in an accessible and effective manner.

Ross MacDonald is a Canadian-American illustrator and author of many award-winning books for children and adults. He is known for his retro-inspired illustrations that evoke the nostalgia and humor of mid-century America. Notable works include Another Perfect Day, Achoo! Bang! Crash! The Noisy Alphabet, Bad Baby, and Henry's Hand. He has also illustrated books by other authors, such as Jon Scieszka, David Shannon, and Alice Schertle. He has illustrated for The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Newsweek, and Time, as well as posters, advertisements, and film projects.

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Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket: On the back, faint shadow from a small label. Illustrated cover boards. Pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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