Follow the Drinking Gourd

Author: Eric Braun
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1404879870
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Peg Leg Joe travels from plantation to plantation singing the Drinking Gourd song that will guide slaves to freedom in the North.

Follow the Drinking Gourd

Author: Jeanette Winter
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307982785
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Illus. in full color. "Winter's story begins with a peg-leg sailor who aids slaves on their escape on the Underground Railroad. While working for plantation owners, Peg Leg Joe teaches the slaves a song about the drinking gourd (the Big Dipper). A couple, their son, and two others make their escape by following the song's directions. Rich paintings interpret the strong story in a clean, primitive style enhanced by bold colors. The rhythmic compositions have an energetic presence that's compelling. A fine rendering of history in picturebook format."--(starred) Booklist.

Follow the Drinking Gourd

Author: Bernardine Connelly
Publisher: Spotlight
ISBN: 9781591977636
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A young slave girl sets off north with her brother and mother, following the star in the Drinking Gourd, or Big Dipper, that points to freedom.

The Drinking Gourd

Author: F. N. Monjo
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0064440427
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The stars of the Big Dipper have led a runaway slave family to Deacon Fuller's house, a stop on the underground railroad. Will Tommy Fuller be able to hide the runaways from a search party -- or will the secret passengers be discovered and their hope for freedom destroyed?

Science with Storytelling

Author: Jane Stenson,
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786498188
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This book is about the intersection of storytelling and science. Recognizing that humans are hard-wired for narrative, this collection of new essays integrates the two in a special way to teach science in the K-6 classroom. As science education changes its focus to concepts that bridge various disciplines, along with science and engineering practices, storytelling offers opportunities to enhance the science classroom. Lesson plans are provided, each presenting a story, its alignment with science (Next Generation Science Standards), language arts (Common Core State Standards) and theater arts standards (National Core Arts Standards). Instructional plans include a rationale, preparation, activities and assessment.

The Story of Orion

Author: Thomas Kingsley Troupe
Publisher: Capstone Classroom
ISBN: 1404877185
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Retells the story of Orion, the mythic hunter, and how his actions angered the gods and sealed his fate.

Under the Quilt of Night

Author: Deborah Hopkinson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481406280
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When night falls, and all is quiet, a slave girl starts to run. She follows the moon into the woods, leading her loved ones away from their master. There's only one place where he might not find them, and it's under the quilt of night. Guided by the stars, they head north in the direction of freedom. At last, the girl sees a quilt -- the quilt with a center square made from deep blue fabric -- and knows it's a signal from friends on the Underground Railroad, welcoming her into their home. And so she steps forward... Deborah Hopkinson and James E. Ransome team up again, in this stunning companion to Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt. Ransome's rich, powerful illustrations elicit all the emotion and suspense of Hopkinson's words, in a story that's sure to make your heart race and leave you breathless.

Zoo in the Sky

Author: Jacqueline Mitton
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9780792259350
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Shows and describes the animal constellations, including Canis Major and Scorpius the Scorpion, and provides information about some of the more unusual stars that make up the constellations. Reprint.

The Patchwork Path

Author: Bettye Stroud
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763624231
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While her father leads her toward Canada and away from the plantation where they have been slaves, a young girl thinks of the quilt her mother used to teach her a code that will help guide them to freedom.