The Blues of Flats Brown

Version: Unabridged
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Narrator: Unknown
Genres: Juvenile & Children's
Publisher: Live Oak Media
Published In: February 2004
Length: 22 minutes
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Overview

To escape an abusive master, a junkyard dog named Flats runs away and makes a name for himself from Mississippi to New York City playing blues on his guitar.

Author Details

Author Details

Myers, Walter Dean

Born in Marinsburg, West Virginia in 1937, Walter Dean Myers is one of the premier authors of books for children. His mother died very early in his life-an event that propelled him into experiences that later influenced him to write. It was difficult for Myers' father to raise eight children alone, and eventually, a nearby couple, Herbert and Florence Dean, took in three-year old Walter and moved to Harlem, New York. "Harlem became my home and the place where my first impressions of the world were set," says Myers.
As a child, Myers went to school in his neighborhood and attended bible sch