Follow the Drinking Gourd

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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)