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Children's Fiction Caribbean & Latin America

Along the River

illustrated by Vanina Starkoff

translated by Jane Springer

Publisher
Groundwood Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Apr 2017
Category
Caribbean & Latin America, Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781554989775
    Publish Date
    Apr 2017
    List Price
    $17.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554989782
    Publish Date
    Apr 2017
    List Price
    $14.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12

Description

Boats of all shapes and sizes travel on the river, through the seasons, toward the sea. Who will you meet on the river?

This vibrant picture book from Brazil depicts the joy of the journey, showing in simple yet detailed illustrations the people you might meet along the way, the sights you might see and the food you might eat. Readers will delight in identifying recurring details when rereading. Reminiscent of the highly acclaimed Jimmy the Greatest!, which received six starred reviews, Along the River is a celebration of community bonds and shared experiences.

With strong social studies curriculum connections, Along the River introduces young children to an alternate form of transportation, as well as to some of the customs and culture of Brazil.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.6
With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.

About the authors

VANINA STARKOFF is a graphic designer, illustrator and children’s book author with eleven books to her credit. She lives in Buzios, Brazil, and runs workshops teaching art to indigenous children.

 

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Jane Springer is the author of Genocide, part of the Groundwork Guides series for which she is also the series editor. She is a consultant in international development and has lived and worked in Mozambique and India. She is the author of Listen to Us: The World's Working Children and translator of the Portuguese-language books Nest Egg and Tales from the Amazon. Jane Springer lives in Toronto.

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