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Follow the Drinking Gourd (Dragonfly Books)

Follow the Drinking Gourd (Dragonfly Books)

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  • Author: Jeanette Winter
  • Publisher: Dragonfly Books
  • Edition: Illustrated
Regular price $8.99 USD
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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.

The More Than Words double bottom line: Every purchase provides hands on job training opportunities, and all revenue supports our nonprofit to empower youth to take charge of their lives.

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