Ketch Secor (Author) Higgins Bond (Illustrator)


Old Crow Medicine Show founder and Grammy award-winning musician Ketch Secor teams up with Ashley Bryan Award-winning illustrator Higgins Bond to create this sweeping, epic Americana story about the power of music and family.

"Who needs a whistle or some shiny thing
when you've got a voice and a song that can sing!

Lorraine and her Pa Paw spend their days celebrating life with the music of the Tennessee hills. With Pa Paw's harmonica and Lorraine's pennywhistle, the pair can face just about anything. But when a fearsome storm rolls in and their instruments are nowhere to be found, can Lorraine find the music inside herself to get them through?

Product Details

$17.99  $16.55
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publish Date
October 02, 2018
9.3 X 0.4 X 10.6 inches | 1.05 pounds
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About the Author

Ketch Secor is the founder of the band Old Crow Medicine Show. He won a Grammy for his involvement in the concert film, "Big Easy Express." Old Crow Medicine Show has sold over 700,000 albums. Ketch lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Learn more at crowmedicine.com.

Higgins Bond received a BFA from the Memphis College of Art and has illustrated many books for children. She lives in Tennessee.


"Musician Secor deftly mines his songwriting talent in this paean to music and family bonds... Bond captures the narrative's melody and changeable moods in luminous paintings featuring precisely rendered feathers, blades of grass, and emotive facial expressions." - Publishers Weekly
"Ketch Secor is one of my favorite writers. Whether it's songs, books, essays, radio scripts or letters to home, Ketch has a way of making the world spin a little smoother when he starts putting words together. He words never fail to enlighten and they always have the power to make me smile.
" - Marty Stuart
"[A] bouncy tribute to Southern folkways and intergenerational relationships.
" - School Library Journal
"This not-to-be-missed story appeals to the ear as much as it does to the eye as Lorraine shows readers that music can make any situation more enjoyable." - Kirkus, starred review
"This musical, folkloric story is a delightful read-aloud.
" - Booklist