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Hosea plays on / by Kathleen M. Blasi ; illustrated by Shane W. Evans.

Blasi, Kathleen McAlpin, (author.). Evans, Shane, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 5 of 6 copies available at SC LENDS.

Current holds

0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Anderson - Anderson Main Library E Blasi Kathleen (Text) 22960001908929 Juvenile New Available -
Anderson - Powdersville Branch E Blasi Kathleen (Text) 22960001908937 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Florence - Main Library JE B (Text) 33172006556920 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
York - Clover Branch JE BLASI (Text) 33205012497125 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
York - Fort Mill Branch JE BLASI (Text) 33205012497182 Juvenile Picture Book Checked out 03/12/2020
York - Rock Hill Branch JE BLASI (Text) 33205012497067 Juvenile Picture Book Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781454926832
  • ISBN: 145492683X
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Sterling Children's Books, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
620L Lexile
Subject: Taylor, Hosea > Juvenile fiction.
Musicians > Juvenile fiction.
Picture books.
Musicians > Fiction.
Picture books for children.

Kathleen M. Blasi enjoys shining a light on the stories of everyday heroes. Active in the children&;s writing community, she is a former Co-Director of the Rochester Children&;s Book Festival, for which she received the 2015 New York State Reading Association Literacy Advocate Award. Kathleen lives with her family in Upstate NY, where, through writing workshops, she fosters the curiosity of young storytellers. Visit her online at and on Twitter @kmblasi.

Shane Evans is the illustrator of many picture books whose accolades range from being honored by First Lady Laura Bush at the 2002 National Book Festival to The Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the Orbis Pictus Award® for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children. In 2012, he won the Coretta Scott King Book Award for Illustrators for Underground. Shane Evans lives in Kansas City, MO. For more information, please visit

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