Over the River and Through the Wood: A Thanksgiving Poem


In this board-book edition of Childs beloved Thanksgiving poem, Mansons woodcuts, painted in the colors of a snowy evening, lovingly depict the wintry countryside ("School Library Journal"). Full color.

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In this board-book edition of Childs beloved Thanksgiving poem, Mansons woodcuts, painted in the colors of a snowy evening, lovingly depict the wintry countryside ("School Library Journal"). Full color.

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Editorial Reviews

Hyperkinetically funny...The reader's mouth can only fall open in dazed delight. As satisfying as Thanksgiving dinner." (The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books).
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
"Like a Mad magazine satire in both its illustration style and intent," said PW, "this urban take on Child's pastoral ditty pokes fun at tradition." Ages 4-7. (Sept.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
This poem became a song and has for more than 150 years been associated with Thanksgiving. Catrow has provided an artistic interpretation that is far from traditional. His Thanksgiving family sets out in their van with kids screaming in the backseat. Baby somehow gets out of his car seat, slips through the window, and begins a fantastic journey, one that includes riding on the back of a horse pulling a hansom cab, sailing through the air with a huge balloon in Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, and it concludes when he parachutes back safely into his grandmother's arms. It's wild and wacky, and not to everyone's taste.
Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
If you are visiting relatives for Thanksgiving, don't forget a read of this favorite holiday poem-book. It outlines a journey by sleigh to Grandmother's house and a feast with pudding and pumpkin pie.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735821538
  • Publisher: Northsouth Books
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 1,022,517
  • Age range: 2 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Lydia Marie Child (1802-1880) was a celebrated American author, abolitionist, and women's rights activist. Born in Medford, MA, her grandfather's house still stands near the Mystic River as a tangible reminder of her most memorable poem.

Christopher Manson is a well-known author/illustrator who undertakes extensive research for his books. For Over the River and Through the Wood he reviewed Currier and Ives prints and Victorian patterns. He currently resides in Rockville, Maryland.

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