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Over the River and Through the Wood

By L. Maria Child
Illustrated by Matt Tavares

“A charming and dynamic rendition.” — School Library Journal

The horse is ready, the air is bracing, and everyone is bundled into the sleigh. So let the wind blow and the snow start to fall! Matt Tavares, with his keen eye for detail, fresh and surprising perspectives, and all the warmth and coziness of a big holiday dinner, illuminates the original text of Lydia Maria Child’s verse about Thanksgiving Day, which has marked the start of the holiday season for generations of children.

  • The midi size earns this volume a place alongside other extremely successful midi editions of other Candlewick holiday classics, including Twas the Night Before Christmas, Great Joy, The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey, Harvey Slumfenberger s Christmas Present, and Gingerbread Pirates.
  • Sized and priced to make an easy and attractive gift for folks of various faiths and traditions.
  • The familiar holiday song, associated with both Thanksgiving and Christmas and illustrated by New England resident, Matt Tavares.

About the author

Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880) was an activist and writer of novels, pamphlets, and works for children. She often used her writing to advocate for slaves, women, and Native Americans. Lydia Maria Child was born in Medford, Massachusetts, where her grandfather s house, which she celebrates in her poem, still stands.

About the illustrator

Matt Tavares is the illustrator of many books for children, including Twas the Night Before Christmas and Kristin Kladstrup s The Gingerbread Pirates. He is also the author-illustrator of several books about baseball: Zachary s Ball, Oliver s Game, Mudball, and Henry Aaron s Dream.

ISBN: 9780763666965
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 1, 2013
Dimensions: 186 x 216mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $12.99
New Zealand RRP: $14.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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