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Jan 15, 1992
| ISBN 9780679819974
| 3-7 years
Jun 25, 2014
| ISBN 9780307982780
| 6-9 years
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Jan 15, 1992 | ISBN 9780679819974 | 3-7 years
Jun 25, 2014 | ISBN 9780307982780 | 6-9 years
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.
Jeanette Winter, whose My Name is Georgia was a Publishers Weekly Best Book among other accolades, lives in Pipe Creek, Texas.
“A fine rendering of history in picture book format.”–Booklist, Starred“An extraordinary and inspiring tribute to a unique part of African-Americanhistory.”–Boston Globe“The artist’s hauntingly muted pictures propel the story forward and makeit memorable.”–Washington Post Book World
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