5 O'Clock Band
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: June 19, 2018
  • Price: $15.54
  • Trim Size: 10
  • ISBN: 1-68335-279-3
  • EAN: 9781683352792
  • Page Count: 48
  • Illustrations: full-color illustrations throughout
  • Format: Ebook
  • Rights: World/All
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In this companion to the Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award–winning Trombone Shorty, join a scrappy young musician named Shorty on a tour of his beloved New Orleans. After letting his band down by missing rehearsal, Shorty has some serious questions about what it means to be a leader. He hits the streets of New Orleans to find some answers and soak up inspiration. Along the way he’ll meet street musicians, a favorite restaurant owner, and the famous Mardi Gras Indians. Each has some NOLA-bred wisdom to share with Shorty about being an artist, a leader, and a friend. In The 5 O’Clock Band, Troy Andrews has crafted another unforgettable love letter to New Orleans illustrated by the incomparable Bryan Collier.

About the authors

Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is a Grammy-nominated and Heinz Award–winning musician who leads his band Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. He lives in New Orleans. Bryan Collier is a renowned illustrator who has won four Caldecott Honors, three Coretta Scott King honors, and six Coretta Scott King Awards. He lives in Marlborough, New York.