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"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.
Follow the Drinking Gourd
By Jeanette Winter
Paperback: 48 pages
Age Range: 3 - 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 2
Publisher: Dragonfly Books; Reprint edition (January 15, 1992)
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