By Barbara Joosse
Illustrated by Renée Graef
Lulu and her cousin Rocky are visiting the city of Detroit, the Motor City! There are so many fun things to see and do, like visiting Campus Martius to make sand castles, eating cherries at the Eastern Market, riding the carousel at the Riverfront, and seeing the works of Diego Rivera at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Written by Barbara Joosse and illustrated by Renée Graef, this second book in the Our City Adventures series explores the city of Detroit, visiting well-known sites like Comerica Park, Fox Theatre, and "Hitsville, U.S.A," where the Motown sound came alive, as well as unexpected gems.
Suggested Interest Level: Age 5 to 8
Suggested Reading Level: Grade 1
Hardcover, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Dimensions: 9 x 11 inches
© 2019, 08/15/2019
About the Author:
Barbara Joosse lives in Port Washington, Wisconsin, a little harbor town on Lake Michigan. She’s written 50 books for children, including Mama, Do You Love Me?, Lovabye Dragon, Sail Away Dragon, and Better Together: A Book of Family. She says, “When I was a little girl, I wanted to jump on a train and GO! Somewhere. Anywhere. I love making friends in new places and now, with Lulu & Rocky, I can take YOU along.”
About the Illustrator:
Renée Graef and her children spent many of her birthdays walking the 990-foot breakwater to reach the Port Washington Lighthouse. She has illustrated over 80 books for children including T is for Time; D is for Dala Horse: A Nordic Countries Alphabet; the “Kirsten” books in the American Girl Collection; and many of the My First Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Renée splits her time between Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Los Angeles, California.