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Where the River Begins (Picture Puffin) [Paperback]

Thomas Locker

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Two young boys and their grandfather go on a camping trip to find the source of the river that flows by their home.

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Thomas Locker was born in New York City and graduated from the University of Chicago and American University in art history and painting. His work has been widely exhibited in galleries throughout the world. He lives in Washington, Connecticut, with his wife and four sons. This is his first book. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars It captures the beauty of the river and draws you there. 20 Mar 1998
By TnkPositiv - Published on Amazon.com
The illistration of this book is as good as it gets. The artwork is detailed and life like. I found not only did it draw my eye to it, but my 4 and 7 yr olds as well. The story is simple, but wonderful. It draws you to the place it describes. I was competely taken by it's illistration. It is about a grandfather who takes his grandsons on a trip to find where the river beings. What I also found about this book, is that although it has fairly simple words, it threw in some ones that are proably new to children of this age. It gave me an opportunity to teach new words like "meandnered lazily". I enjoyed the book as much as my children did and I am ready to find more books by this wonderful author and illistrator. I give it my highest rating!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing on all levels 29 Dec 2006
By Jennifer E. Burch - Published on Amazon.com
We picked up this book on a whim at the used book store, and we've worn our copy ragged. Not only are the paintings breathtaking, the story is sweet and it became my daughter's favorite for months. You'll want to pull out the pages and frame them, then go camping.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Children's Book 23 Sep 2009
By reggae - Published on Amazon.com
Wonderful paintings and great story! This story is great for children ages 4+ and they are excited by the journey the boys take. Another option is "Sailing With The Wind," also by Thomas Locker, about a young girl and her grandfater on a sailing adventure.
5.0 out of 5 stars information and art 11 Mar 2014
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The informative way the book was written and the art was amazing. My students were able to exhibit interest and inquiry throughout the story.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for kids 17 Feb 2014
By John - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a fabulous book to use in any lesson on water, the water cycle, or rivers. Kids really engage in the journey of the father and son. Great story telling.
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