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Follow the Drinking Gourd

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4.1 out of 5
Based on 361 Ratings and 85 Reviews

Book Description
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 ... More
Book Information
PublisherAlfred A. Knopf
BindingHardcover (13 editions)
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of Pages48
ISBN-100394896947
ISBN-13978-0394896946
Publication Date01/08/2008
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About Jeanette Winter (Author) : Jeanette Winter is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Jeanette Winter include Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa, Secret World ... more
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10/1/2007 Andrea & Mark said: "Saturated with colour and emotion
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