Annotations for Follow the Drinking Gourd


Baker & Taylor
By following the directions in a song "The Drinking Gourd" taught them by an old sailor named Peg Leg Joe runaway slaves journey north along the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada

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Baker & Taylor
By following the directions in a song, "The Drinking Gourd," taught them by an old sailor named Peg Leg Joe, runaway slaves journey north along the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada.

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Baker & Taylor
Colorful pictures based on American folk tradition complement a text that weaves history and song to describe how runaway slaves used song to guide them North to the Ohio River and the Underground Railroad. An ALA Notable Book. Reissue.

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Random House, Inc.
Illus. in full color. "Winter's story begins with a peg-leg sailor who aids slaves on their escape on the Underground Railroad. While working for plantation owners, Peg Leg Joe teaches the slaves a song about the drinking gourd (the Big Dipper). A couple, their son, and two others make their escape by following the song's directions. Rich paintings interpret the strong story in a clean, primitive style enhanced by bold colors. The rhythmic compositions have an energetic presence that's compelling. A fine rendering of history in picturebook format."--(starred) Booklist.  

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