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On Sale: June 25, 2014
Pages: 48 | ISBN: 978-0-307-98278-0
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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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Jeanette Winter, whose My Name is Georgia was a Publishers Weekly Best Book among other accolades, lives in Pipe Creek, Texas.
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“A fine rendering of history in picture book format.”–Booklist, Starred

“An extraordinary and inspiring tribute to a unique part of African-American
history.”–Boston Globe

“The artist’s hauntingly muted pictures propel the story forward and make
it memorable.”–Washington Post Book World

Awards

WINNER 1988 Booklist Books for Youth Editors' Choice
WINNER 1988 Reading Rainbow Feature Books
WINNER 1988 Library of Congress Children's Books of the Year

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