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Hosea Plays on, Hardback Book

Hosea Plays on Hardback

Illustrated by Shane W Evans


Every day, Hosea Taylor takes the Number 42 bus into the city to play his shiny brass saxophone - and, hopefully, to earn some money.

Setting up in his favourite place, Hosea makes sweet music as people greet him with a smile, a little girl dances and crowds surround him.

A surprise ending reveals what the money is really for.

Kathleen Blasi's delightful text and Shane Evan's colourful images capture the real-life closeness between the much-loved Hosea - who shared his passion for music and life with everyone - and his community. This heartwarming picture book (based on a true story) depicts a day in the life of Hosea Taylor, a musician who, with his charm, talent and generosity, brought joy to everyone he met. An author's note explains how Blasi learned about Hosea Taylor (1948-2016) and what compelled her to write his story.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32 pages, Full-colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • ISBN: 9781454926832



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