Hit the Road, Jack

  • Type: Books
  • By: Robert Burleigh
  • Age Category: Children
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Tom S.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781419703997
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A picture book for beatniks of all ages.

Jack, a free-spirited rabbit from New York City, feels the call of the open road and sets out on a cross-country journey to discover the sights, sounds, and flavors of 1950s America. He hops a freight train in the Midwest “a free ride to wherever,” crosses the Great Plains where “the moon plays whoopsie-doopsie with the blackness of the night,” and hikes into the Rocky Mountains to “gaze down from above, at the never-ending scenery of this country that you love.” Adults will relish this jazzy, child-friendly homage to Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. Kids will be enchanted by Ross MacDonald’s warm and vibrant illustrations featuring friendly rabbits dressed in 50s garb, driving fat-fendered automobiles.