Song of the river

by Cowley, Joy,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 3 copies
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In this resonant story, Cam the mountain boy follows the river from its trickling source in the mountain snow all the way to the coast. The river leads him through forest, farms, and towns to the salty wind of the sea. Dramatic landscape illustrations evoke a North American landscape and are packed with detail to explore the world of the river.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A child who lives in the mountains wishes to see the sea. His grandfather promises to take him someday, but the impatient boy starts out alone. He follows a snowy brook, singing, "Come with me. Come with me. I will take you to the sea," and trailing the water as it broadens to a creek, a waterfall, and a wide river. Here, he is caught up in the bustle of an industrial town and thinks that the river has ceased its seaward movement. Beckoned by the waters once again, he continues on, finally finding himself before the expansive ocean, which sings to him of salt and "secret places where whales/ give birth to their young," of wharves and waterfalls. With graceful, rhyming poetry, Cowley articulates the connectedness of nature, while Andrews renders the rush and earnestness of the boy's journey through striated light, city smoke, and the broad, blue sea. Ages 5--8. (Aug.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Voyages and travels -- Children's picture books.
Rivers -- Children's picture books.
Ocean -- Children's picture books.
Voyages and travels -- Juvenile fiction.
Rivers -- Juvenile fiction.
Sea stories.
Picture books.
Action and adventure fiction.
Publisher Wellington, New Zealand :2019
Edition [Gecko Press edition].
Contributors Andrews, Kimberly (Kimberly Tethera), illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 26 cm
ISBN 9781776572533
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