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Where the River Begins (Picture Puffins) Paperback – February 1, 1993


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Series: Picture Puffins
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; Reprint edition (February 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140545956
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140545951
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 0.1 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #209,738 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Nature is the star in this affecting tale of a boy and his grandfather who journey to a waterway's source. PW said, "Locker's paintings magnificently portray the changing landscape at different times of the day and in different kinds of weather." All ages.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Thomas Locker is a renowned author and artist who has earned several distinctions for his children's books, including the Parent's Choice Award for Illustration, and the New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year. Candace Christiansen is a teacher of chemistry and mathematics at a school in Columbia County, NY. She is also the author of three children's books. They live in Stuyvesant, NY.

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By TnkPositiv on March 20, 1998
Format: Paperback
The illistration of this book is as good as it gets. The artwork is detailed and life like. I found not only did it draw my eye to it, but my 4 and 7 yr olds as well. The story is simple, but wonderful. It draws you to the place it describes. I was competely taken by it's illistration. It is about a grandfather who takes his grandsons on a trip to find where the river beings. What I also found about this book, is that although it has fairly simple words, it threw in some ones that are proably new to children of this age. It gave me an opportunity to teach new words like "meandnered lazily". I enjoyed the book as much as my children did and I am ready to find more books by this wonderful author and illistrator. I give it my highest rating!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer E. Burch on December 28, 2006
Format: Paperback
We picked up this book on a whim at the used book store, and we've worn our copy ragged. Not only are the paintings breathtaking, the story is sweet and it became my daughter's favorite for months. You'll want to pull out the pages and frame them, then go camping.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By reggae on September 22, 2009
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Wonderful paintings and great story! This story is great for children ages 4+ and they are excited by the journey the boys take. Another option is "Sailing With The Wind," also by Thomas Locker, about a young girl and her grandfater on a sailing adventure.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John on February 16, 2014
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This is a fabulous book to use in any lesson on water, the water cycle, or rivers. Kids really engage in the journey of the father and son. Great story telling.
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