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A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman
     

A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman

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by David A. Adler
 

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Thus begins a lyrical journey through the days and weeks, the months, and the changing seasons in the life of one New Englander and his family. The oxcart man packs his goods - the wool from his sheep, the shawl his wife made, the mittens his daughter knitted, and the linen they wove. He packs the birch brooms his son carved, and even a bag of goose feathers from

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Thus begins a lyrical journey through the days and weeks, the months, and the changing seasons in the life of one New Englander and his family. The oxcart man packs his goods - the wool from his sheep, the shawl his wife made, the mittens his daughter knitted, and the linen they wove. He packs the birch brooms his son carved, and even a bag of goose feathers from the barnyard geese.

He travels over hills, through valleys, by streams, past farms and villages. At Portsmouth Market he sells his goods, one by one - even his beloved ox. Then, with his pockets full of coins, he wanders through the market, buying provisions for his family, and returns to his home. And the cycle begins again.

Donald Hall has created a gentle story, evoking a quiet time in American life that is irrevocably past. Using a special method which resembles the early American technique of painting on wood, Barbara Cooney has captured the sense of peace of early nineteenth-century New England and the bustle of Portsmouth Market.

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-This solid entry (HolidayHouse, 1992) in David Adler's picture book biography series transfers smoothly to audio. With a well-paced, precisely spoken narration by Gail Nelson, this very truncated story of the life of Harriet Tubman-from slavery to leader of the Underground Railroad-relates the struggles and the dangers she endured. Subtle background noises add to the competent storytelling and a couple of brief songs are beautifully sung. In-text quotes by Harriet Tubman are read in a different voice with a southern accent, making it seem as though Tubman is speaking. An important dates appendix is also read aloud. One side of the recording has page-turn signals. A spare, yet important audio production.- Jennifer Iserman, Dakota County Library, Burnhaven Branch, Burnsville, MN Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780590470179
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
06/30/1994

Meet the Author

David Abraham Adler (born April 10, 1947) is the author of nearly 200 books for children and young adults, most notably the Cam Jansen mystery series, the "Picture Book of..." series, and several acclaimed works about the Holocaust for young readers.

Adler was born in New York City, New York. He graduated from Queens College in 1968 with a bachelor's degree in economics and education. For the next nine years, he worked as a mathematics teacher for the New York City Board of Education, while taking classes towards a master's degree in marketing, a degree he was awarded by New York University in 1971. In that same year, a question from his then-three-year-old nephew inspired Adler to write his first story, A Little at a Time, subsequently published by Random House in 1976. Adler's next project, a series of math books, drew on his experience as a math teacher. In 1977, he created his most famous character, Cam Jansen, originally featured in Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds, which was published that year.

Adler married psychologist Renee Hamada in 1973, and their first child, Michael, was born in 1977. By that time Adler had taken a break from teaching and, while his wife continued her work, he stayed home, took care of Michael, and began a full-time writing career.

Adler has three children and one grandson. He lives in Woodmere, New York.

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Picture Book of Harriet Tubman 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This book is off da hook beacuz i lik slave books and reading and watching slave stories.