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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

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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"@en
  • "Follow the drinking gourd"