- Age Range: 3 - 7 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 2
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Candlewick; Reprint edition (August 27, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0763666963
- ISBN-13: 978-0763666965
- Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 0.4 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,016,945 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Over the River and Through the Wood: The New England Boy's Song About Thanksgiving Day Hardcover – August 27, 2013
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An old-timey New England landscape of wintry merrymaking. A lovely way to start the season.
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Tavares brings life to this countryside jaunt with light doses of humor and action.
About the Author
Lydia Maria Child (1802--1880) was an activist and writer of novels, pamphlets, and works for children. She often used her writing to advocate for slaves, women, and Native Americans. Lydia Maria Child was born in Medford, Massachusetts, where her grandfather's house, which she celebrates in her poem, still stands.
Matt Tavares is the illustrator of many books for children, including 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS and Kristin Kladstrup's THE GINGERBREAD PIRATES. He is also the author-illustrator of several books about baseball: ZACHARY'S BALL, OLIVER'S GAME, MUDBALL, and HENRY AARON'S DREAM. Matt Tavares lives in Ogunquit, Maine.
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Top customer reviews
We like the story text itself--beautiful language, poetic, gives much for the imagination. The pictures follow the story, as the sleigh leaves town, goes over the frozen river, up a snowy hill to a New England house nestled in the woods. My favorite is the one where Grandmother sees the children arriving.
The only thing I dislike is that some of the pictures are a bit shadowy. However, the attention to detail is great, the illustrations seem like a movie, and the charm and beauty make this a favorite bedtime story.
I'd recommend it. :-)