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Over the River and Through the Wood: A Thanksgiving Poem [Board book]

Lydia Marie Child , Christopher Manson

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31 Oct 2007
A new illustrated version of this classic song, complete with full lyrics and musical notation. A family glides over the snow and through the countryside in a horse drawn sleigh, to visit their grandparents' house for Christmas.
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  • Board book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: NorthSouth (NY); Brdbk edition (31 Oct 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735821534
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735821538
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 15.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,218,647 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Hyperkinetically funny...The reader's mouth can only fall open in dazed delight. As satisfying as Thanksgiving dinner." --"The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books""The visual appeal of this book just might make it transcend the pumpkin pie season." --"School Library Journal" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Lydia Marie Child (1802-1880) wrote many books for children and adults. David Catrow lives with his family in Springfield, Ohio. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Amazon.com: 4.4 out of 5 stars  16 reviews
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL BOOK BUT THERE HAS BEEN A HORRIBLE MISTAKE HERE BY AMAZON AND THE BUYER SHOULD BECAREFUL 14 Aug 2011
By D. Blankenship - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
First, let me address an issue; a problem if you will, as to this book and the reviews here. Somehow, between Amazon and Publishers Weekly there has been a grave error made. If you read the product description from PW you will find that they have reviewed the wrong book. Their review is of a book with a similar title,Over The River and Through the Woods [..] which was written by Lydia Marie Child and illustrated by David Catrow. You will note that some of the customer's reviews, in particular the three star reviews, have all been directed toward the Child book. This is not the fault of the reviewers because the various links Amazon has provided bounce the customer back and forth between the two books; the Catrow book and the one being reviewed here written by Lydia Maria Child and illustrated by Brinton Turkle. Amazon has mixed these two books up...I do not know how they did it as the ISBN numbers are different, but did it they did. While I have not read it, the Catrow book, (1999) is an urban spoof, as I understand it, on the original song and quite a different animal that what we are dealing with in the Child book. Whether or not it is a good book or not...I haven't a clue as I have never laid eyes on it.

Anyway, the work being reviewed here is by Maria Child and was published by Scholastic Inc. in 1974.
It consists of some wonderful illustrations by Brinton Turkle depicting an old fashion Thanksgiving dinner at what is probably just before the turn of the last century. There are no cars...it is all horse and buggy; wood stoves, horse drawn sleds, long skirts and home cooked food. Some of these illustrations are in black and white (which is very effective) and others in color. All are skillfully executed.

The text of this work consists of the words to the old song..,"Over the River, an Through the Woods." It is designed so that the reader can sing along with the illustrations which fit perfectly.

This is an ideal work to be used during the Thanksgiving Season and most certainly could be used during Christmas also.

This is an excellent work and I hope that people are not put off by the mix-up here.

Don Blankenship
The Ozarks
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice pictures, fun to have a book you can sing 5 Nov 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
My three-year old lovrd this. Nice pictures of an old-fashioned Thanksgiving, but he particularly liked the idea of a ook you could sing along to.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing mix-up 26 Jan 2014
By Constance Weinstock - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I ordered the woodcut illustrated version pictured here but I got the modern day, cartoonish version instead. Totally unacceptable swap! I could not read it to my class after teaching them the song because the "modern" version did not match the lyrics.
11 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love David Catrow's illustrations. 20 Nov 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
David Catrow is one of my favorite illustrators, and he definately puts a new spin on a classic Thanksgiving Day rhyme in this book. . .I especially love the cat!
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Odd illustrations 11 Mar 2010
By Nonfiction - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I LOVE the song and really wanted to love this book but the illustrations really don't work for me. When I think Thanksgiving I don't think of sledding, ice fishing, and ice yachting all of which are depicted here.
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