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Along the River
by Vanina Starkoff and Jane Springer


Overview - Boats of all shapes and sizes travel on the river, through the seasons, toward the sea. Who will you meet on the river?

This vibrant picture book from Brazil depicts the joy of the journey, showing in simple yet detailed illustrations the people you might meet along the way, the sights you might see and the food you might eat.  Read more...


 
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Overview
Boats of all shapes and sizes travel on the river, through the seasons, toward the sea. Who will you meet on the river?

This vibrant picture book from Brazil depicts the joy of the journey, showing in simple yet detailed illustrations the people you might meet along the way, the sights you might see and the food you might eat. Readers will delight in identifying recurring details when rereading. Reminiscent of the highly acclaimed Jimmy the Greatest , which received six starred reviews, Along the River is a celebration of community bonds and shared experiences.

With strong social studies curriculum connections, Along the River introduces young children to an alternate form of transportation, as well as to some of the customs and culture of Brazil.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781554989775
  • ISBN-10: 1554989779
  • Publisher: Groundwood Books
  • Publish Date: April 2017
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-UP
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 11.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > People & Places - Caribbean & Latin America
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Transportation - Boats, Ships, & Underwater Craft

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2017-02-13
  • Reviewer: Staff

Argentinian artist Starkoffs book is set in the tropics: colorful boats crowd a river, sailing across the spreads. The water is golden, the color of sunlight, and the books low, wide proportions underscore the sense of a slow, steady journey by water. Everyone travels along the river, writes Starkoff, by ship or boat or canoe. Vivid acrylic paintings show people living and working on the boats. Most have dark skin, and theyre dressed in brilliant colors. One woman lives on a houseboat covered with cacti, a man pilots a floating kitchen, a barge carries musicians, and another man dozes next to a pile of watermelons. The hand-lettered names of the boats (My Heart; Thanks, Dad) will make readers grin. Starkoffs message about piloting through lifeYou will have to discover... your own way and your own rhythm... while never letting go of your dreamstakes on rich resonance when paired with the vision of life on the river, as people and boats of all shapes and sizes are carried along on the same current. Starkoff celebrates elemental human values: community, music, simple talk, food, and contentment. Ages 4up. (Apr.)

 
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