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Follow the drinking gourd

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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  • "In the early days of slavery in the United States many slaves tried to escape their cruel bondage by fleeeing north, usually to Canada, to freedom. A secret network of people (the Underground Railroad) assisted escaped slaves and directions were hidden in the words of the folk song "Follow the Drinking Gourd"; the drinking gourd being the Big Dipper."
  • "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."@en
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "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."@en
  • "L'épopée des esclaves noirs américains, l'oeil sur la Grande Ourse, en fuite vers le Nord, le lac Erié, le Canada, terre de liberté. Cette quête est racontée dans des illustrations primitives d'une grande beauté."

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  • "Dust jackets (Bindings)"
  • "Dust jackets (Bindings)"@en
  • "Juvenile works"
  • "Juvenile works"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Electronic books"@en

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  • "Follow the drinking gourd"
  • "Follow the drinking gourd"@en
  • "Et ils suivirent la Grande Ourse"