The Secret River

The Secret River

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Overview

The Secret River by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Leo Dillon, Diane Dillon

From the literary iconic author of The Yearling comes an enchanting tale that transcends decades and generations. The Great Depression has hit, and Calpurnia and her family do not have enough. Not enough money, not enough food, not enough fish for Daddy to sell at the market. With the aid of a wise forest friend, Calpurnia discovers a secret river that provides an abundance of fish, which her community desperately needs. But when she returns the next day for more, she learns there is an important distinction between need and greed.

Set during a time of want, The Secret River overflows with riches: marvelous language, mystical happenings, and wondrous, awe-inspiring artwork from legendary team Leo and Diane Dillon that brims with symbolism. Both timely and timeless, this lavish picture book is a classic in the making.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442432970
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 02/01/2011
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 56
Sales rank: 1,027,735
File size: 88 MB
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Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896-1953) is the celebrated American author of The Yearling, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1939.
Leo and Diane Dillon are an award winning illustrator pair that have collaborated of book projects for more than fifty years, winning two consecutive Caldecott Medals for Why Mosquitoes Buzz In People's Ears and Ashanti To Zulu: African Traditions. They have also received five New York Times Best Illustrated Books Awards, five Coretta Scott King Honors and one Coretta Scott King Award and many other awards and distinctions. They live and work in Brooklyn, New York.

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