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Age 3-7
Grade PK-2

Jeanette Winter

Follow the Drinking Gourd

Paperback (Dragonfly Books Jan. 15, 1992) , Reprint edition
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.
Dragonfly Books
9780679819 / 9780679819974
8.0 oz.
10.0 x 0.2 in.

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