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Age 6-12
Grade 1-7

Jeanette Winter

Follow the Drinking Gourd

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.
0394996941 / 9780394996943
20.8 oz.
11.2 x 0.4 in.

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