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  • Follow the Drinking Gourd

    Jeanette Winter

    Paperback (Dragonfly Books, Jan. 15, 1992)
    Illus. in full color. "Winter's story begins with a peg-leg sailor who aids slaves on their escape on the Underground Railroad. While working for plantation owners, Peg Leg Joe teaches the slaves a song about the drinking gourd (the Big Dipper). A couple, their son, and two others make their escape by following the song's directions. Rich paintings interpret the strong story in a clean, primitive style enhanced by bold colors. The rhythmic compositions have an energetic presence that's compelling. A fine rendering of history in picturebook format."--(starred) Booklist.
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  • Follow the Drinking Gourd

    Rabbit Ears, Morgan Freeman, Rabbit Ears Entertainment, LLC

    Audible Audiobook (Rabbit Ears Entertainment, LLC, Oct. 10, 2016)
    Morgan Freeman reads this story, accompanied by music by Taj Mahal. Based on the traditional American folksong, this compelling tale recounts the daring adventures of one family's escape from slavery via the Underground Railroad. This touching story captures all the drama of a perilous flight to freedom, told through the experience of a young girl. For ages six and up. Part of the award-winning Rabbit Ears series American Heroes and Legends. A recipient of the Parents' Choice Silver Honors. Rabbit Ears stories open a door to the world of great literature. These are timeless and beloved stories that have delighted generations, and continue to offer powerful lessons for today's audiences. Listeners of all ages will explore faraway lands and cultures through folktales. You will walk alongside heroes of long ago legends and discover master storytellers such as Beatrix Potter, Hans Christian Andersen, and Rudyard Kipling. Great stories. Great family memories. Get the entire Rabbit Ears library!
  • The Drinking Gourd

    F.N. Monjo

    Paperback (HarperCollins, Sept. 7, 1983)
    The stars of the Big Dipper have led a runaway slave family to Deacon Fuller's house, a stop on the Underground Railroad. Will Tommy Fuller be able to hide the runaways from a search party—or will the secret passengers be discovered and their hope for freedom destroyed? This Level 3 I Can Read book is a captivating first-person historical fiction account of the Underground Railroad, narrated by Tommy, a ten year-old Quaker boy,. With beautiful, simple prose that folds in historical facts about slavery and the Civil War, this book makes this important period of American history accessible to beginning readers. Includes an afterword from the author F.N. Monjo that explains the historical context of the Fugitive Slave Law. Supports the Common Core Learning Standards
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  • Follow the Drinking Gourd

    Jeanette Winter

    Library Binding (Knopf Books for Young Readers, Jan. 8, 2008)
    Illus. in full color. "Winter's story begins with a peg-leg sailor who aids slaves on their escape on the Underground Railroad. While working for plantation owners, Peg Leg Joe teaches the slaves a song about the drinking gourd (the Big Dipper). A couple, their son, and two others make their escape by following the song's directions. Rich paintings interpret the strong story in a clean, primitive style enhanced by bold colors. The rhythmic compositions have an energetic presence that's compelling. A fine rendering of history in picturebook format."--(starred) Booklist.
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  • The Drinking Gourd

    F. N. Monjo, Rick Adamson, HarperAudio

    Audiobook (HarperAudio, Jan. 8, 2008)
    The stars of the Big Dipper have led a runaway slave family to Deacon Fuller's house, a stop on the Underground Railroad. Will Tommy Fuller be able to hide the runaways from a search party, or will the secret passengers be discovered and their hope for freedom destroyed?
  • Follow the Drinking Gourd

    Robert Squier

    language (Picture Window Books, April 1, 2014)
    Follow the Drinking Gourd is an American folk song from the 1920s. Legend has it that a man called Peg Leg Joe taught slaves the song to help them escape to freedom. They used the constellation the Big Dipper and the North Star to guide the way.
  • Follow the Drinking Gourd

    Jeanette Winter

    eBook (Knopf Books for Young Readers, June 25, 2014)
    Illus. in full color. "Winter's story begins with a peg-leg sailor who aids slaves on their escape on the Underground Railroad. While working for plantation owners, Peg Leg Joe teaches the slaves a song about the drinking gourd (the Big Dipper). A couple, their son, and two others make their escape by following the song's directions. Rich paintings interpret the strong story in a clean, primitive style enhanced by bold colors. The rhythmic compositions have an energetic presence that's compelling. A fine rendering of history in picturebook format."--(starred) Booklist.
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  • Follow the Drinking Gourd

    Jeanette Winter

    Hardcover (Knopf Books for Young Readers, Jan. 8, 2008)
    Illus. in full color. "Winter's story begins with a peg-leg sailor who aids slaves on their escape on the Underground Railroad. While working for plantation owners, Peg Leg Joe teaches the slaves a song about the drinking gourd (the Big Dipper). A couple, their son, and two others make their escape by following the song's directions. Rich paintings interpret the strong story in a clean, primitive style enhanced by bold colors. The rhythmic compositions have an energetic presence that's compelling. A fine rendering of history in picturebook format."--(starred) Booklist.
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  • Follow the Drinking Gourd

    Rabbit Ears, Yvonne Buchanan

    eBook (Rabbit Ears Books, May 15, 2012)
    Based on the traditional American folksong, this compelling tale recounts the daring adventures of one family’s escape from slavery via the Underground Railroad. This touching story captures all the drama of a perilous flight to freedom. Ages 6 and up
  • Follow the Drinking Gourd

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    Library Binding (Perfection Learning, Jan. 1, 2010)
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  • Follow the Drinking Gourd

    Bernardine Connelly, Yvonne Buchanan

    Hardcover (Simon & Schuster, Oct. 1, 1997)
    A young slave girl sets off north with her brother and mother, following the star in the Drinking Gourd or Big Dipper that points to freedom
  • Follow the Drinking Gourd

    Bernardine Connelly, Yvonne Buchanan

    Library Binding (Spotlight, Sept. 1, 2004)
    A young slave girl sets off north with her brother and mother, following the star in the Drinking Gourd, or Big Dipper, that points to freedom.
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