The Jazz Fly

By Matthew Gollub

Reading Level: Early Elementary School
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Tortuga Press 2000

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A fly, who speaks jazz, seeks directions to town from animals and insects who respond to him with their sounds. The fly uses these sounds to jazz up his band’s music.

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Caldecott Medal

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