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The Erie Canal

Spier, Peter (Retold text and detailed original artwork by)

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ISBN 10: 0385052340 / ISBN 13: 9780385052344
Published by Doubleday., 1970
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Book Club Edition. Illustarted paper over boards. Horizontal format: 9x7in. Audience: Children/juvenile. Winner of the Christopher Award, this work by master historic panoramic illustrator Peter Spier brings to life the folksong that begins, "I've got a mule and her name is Sal.Fifteen years on the Erie Canal". New York's water transportation route began construction in 1817 in Rome, NY, a swampy and forested wilderness. In 1825, with continuing construction east and west across upstate New York, its route was completed "from Albany to Buffalo", without the aid of "professional" engineers. Canal boats were pulled by attached rope from shoreline parallel roads by draft animals. Elevation locks had been built into place where needed. The last 2 pages offer a history for parents and teachers, and the music score with lyrics for the song. Spier's end papers depict canal scenes over each of the 4 seasons. His details honor the practical problem-solving engineering behind its success, and the economic growth of the upstate New York regions from frontier to village provision centers. The canal operated for 100 years, abolishing tolls in 1882, and having seen a major rebuilding after the first 50 years. Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by previous owner. Prior owner name markered out. Light edge wear. Slight top end spine wobble. Clean inside pages. Sticker residue over preprinted bookplate space. Children's Choice Book Club Edition, Macmillan. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.83420004127

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Title: The Erie Canal

Publisher: Doubleday.

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hard cover

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The folk song describing the journey from Albany to Buffalo on the Erie Canal in the 1850's. Includes musical notation.

From Publishers Weekly:

In his intricately detailed and historically accurate illustrations, Spier brings delightful new dimensions to the popular folk song. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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