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The Drinking Gourd: A Story of the Underground Railroad (I Can Read Level 3) Paperback – September 7, 1983
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From the Back Cover
The stars of the Big Dipper have led a runaway slave family to Deacon Fuller's house, a stop on the underground railroad. Will Tommy Fuller be able to hide the runaways from a search party -- or will the secret passengers be discovered and their hope for freedom destroyed?
Top Customer Reviews
I like it so much that I bought it now even though I don't have any kids because I want my future children to be able to experience it. These are the kinds of books that help children to have a broad view of the world.
I read this book in the 1980's, when I was in 3rd grade. I loved it, not because I cared about the history, but because the hero of the book does what a kid my age would do. I didn't feel envious of him, because he doesn't do anything I wouldn't get to do. He's also not savvy; he learns about the Underground Railroad from a young slave who says "shucks, you don't know anything."
There are many books like these, where a child protagonist is inserted into a story about the Mayflower, the American Revolution, The Civil War, Westward Expansion, The Gold Rush, The Depression, Etc.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very nice book for kids. My daughter love it. Came very well wraped and without damages. Would recommend this seller and book to every parent and kid looking for a nice book to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Eduardo C. Ravelo
Great book for teaching the story behind the song, "The Drinking Gourd". Book was also in excellent condition.Published 12 months ago by mamacastro
One of my favorite children's books. I read it every year to my students. Kids up through fourth grade will enjoy this book.Published 14 months ago by Bonnie
This book is about slaves that are hiding in a barn. Tommy came home from church , and he fed the horses He heard a noise in the barn and went to see what it was. Read morePublished on February 25, 2010 by B. Baldwin