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.

ISBN: 9780679819974
Publisher: Dragonfly Books
Pub Date: 01/1992
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.51lbs
Size: 9.95h x 10.84w x 0.22d

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Weight 0.51 lbs
Dimensions 9.95 × 10.84 × 0.22 in