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Follow the Drinking Gourd
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dragonfly
Publication date January 1, 1992
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679819974
ISBN-10 0679819975
Dimensions 0.25 by 11 by 10 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $7.99
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Colorful pictures based on American folk tradition complement a text that weaves history and song to describe how runaway slaves used song to guide them to the Ohio River and the Underground Railroad. Reprint. AB. C. K. PW.
Amazon.com description: Product 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 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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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780394896946
 
Reissue edition from Alfred a Knopf Inc (November 1, 1988)
9780394896946 | details & prices | 48 pages | 11.25 × 10.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 1.35 lbs | List price $17.99
About: By following the directions in a song 'The Drinking Gourd' taught them by an old sailor named Peg Leg Joe runaway slaves journey north along the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada
Paperback
Book cover for 9780679819974
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Dragonfly (January 1, 1992)
9780679819974 | details & prices | 11.00 × 10.00 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 0.55 lbs | List price $7.99
About: By following the directions in a song, 'The Drinking Gourd,' taught them by an old sailor named Peg Leg Joe, runaway slaves journey north along the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada
Cassette/Spoken Word
from Sra (January 1, 1995)
9780075405832 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $23.40
About: Illus.
Library
Book cover for 9780394996943
 
Reissue edition from Random House Childrens Books (January 1, 1989)
9780394996943 | details & prices | 48 pages | 11.25 × 10.75 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 1.10 lbs | List price $20.99
About: By following the directions in a song 'The Drinking Gourd' taught them by an old sailor named Peg Leg Joe runaway slaves journey north along the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606015424
 
With Jeanette Winter | from Demco Media (January 1, 1992)
9780606015424 | details & prices | 11.00 × 10.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 1.05 lbs | List price $16.95
About: By following the directions in a song, 'The Drinking Gourd,' taught them by an old sailor named Peg Leg Joe, runaway slaves journey north along the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780833580474
 
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780833580474 | details & prices | 11.25 × 10.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 1.15 lbs | List price $18.40
About: By following the directions in a song, 'The Drinking Gourd,' taught them by an old sailor named Peg Leg Joe, runaway slaves journey north along the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada

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