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Deep River

Moore, Elaine

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ISBN 10: 0671872788 / ISBN 13: 9780671872786
Published by Simon & Schuster, Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1994
Condition: Near New Hardcover
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Deep River by Elaine Morre, illustrated by Henri Sorensen. Hardback story/picture book with reinforced binding is quite clean, in near new condition, and is signed/inscribed by the author on title page. Dust jacket is very good and in a Brodart protector-nice looking book. NOT AN EX-LIB!. Bookseller Inventory # 25767

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Title: Deep River

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Sorensen, Henri

Book Condition:Near New

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

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A family that can only afford potatoes finds their appetite waning, until the mother makes a treat, potato pudding. By the author of Mindy.

From School Library Journal:

Kindergarten-Grade 2-A first-person, present-tense account of a child's first fishing trip with her grandfather. Jess is worried that she will do something wrong- scare the fish or catch a log, as her big brother has predicted. But Grandpa is patient and wise, and he shows her just what to do. In the end he declares "'Now it's your fishing pole, too.'" The full-page oil paintings in tones of green, blue, and orange beautifully capture the landscape of river and woods. The details of the fishing expedition and of Jess's fears add depth to the story, but the length of the text and lack of strong tension make it more effective for lap reading than for group sharing. In a nice twist, readers may assume that Jess is a boy until the penultimate illustration shows her long hair tumbled out of her cap. There are numerous picture books about fishing trips: Nina Kidd's June Mountain Secret (HarperCollins, 1991) is a faster-moving story of a girl and her father, with more information about the environment, while William T. and Lindsay B. George's Fishing at Long Pond (Greenwillow, 1991) features a girl and her grandfather in a shorter story. Sally Ward's Punky Goes Fishing (Dutton, 1991) has more humor. For a slightly older audience, this is a satisfying addition.
Caroline Parr, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, VA
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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