Over the River and Through the Wood

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Over the River and Through the Wood
Written by L. Maria Child
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763627909
ISBN-13: 9780763627904
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Over the River and Through the Wood
The New England Boy's Song About Thanksgiving Day

author: L. Maria Child
illustrator: Matt Tavares

The horse is ready, the air is bracing, and everyone is bundled into the sleigh. So let the wind blow and the snow start to fall! This family is off to Grandfather’s house for a delicious feast. Matt Tavares, with his keen eye for detail, fresh and surprising perspectives, and all the warmth and coziness of a big holiday dinner, illuminates the original text of Lydia Maria Child’s verse about Thanksgiving Day, which has marked the start of the holiday season for generations of children.

Matt Tavares's lavish illustrations illuminate this definitive edition of a beloved seasonal classic.
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0763627909 /  9780763627904
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
3 yrs - 7 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 9 3/4" x 11 5/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 2
Family; Holidays & Celebrations; History; Historical;
author’s comments:
Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880) was an activist and writer of novels, pamphlets, and works for children. She often used her writing to advocate for slaves, women, and Native Americans. Lydia Maria Child was born in Medford, Massachusetts, where her grandfather’s house, which she celebrates in her poem, still stands.
illustrator’s comments:
Matt Tavares is the illustrator of many books for children, including ’Twas the Night Before Christmas and Kristin Kladstrup’s The Gingerbread Pirates. He is also the author-illustrator of several books about baseball: Zachary’s Ball, Oliver’s Game, Mudball, and Henry Aaron’s Dream. Matt Tavares lives in Ogunquit, Maine.
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