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The Secret River - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
The Secret River
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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings + Leo and Diane Dillon = pure magic! A depression era story that is just as timely as it is enchanting, this is a stunning picture book for the ages. There’s just not enough…not enough money, not enough food, not enough fish for her daddy to sell at the market. Hard times... show more
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings + Leo and Diane Dillon = pure magic! A depression era story that is just as timely as it is enchanting, this is a stunning picture book for the ages. There’s just not enough…not enough money, not enough food, not enough fish for her daddy to sell at the market. Hard times have come to the forest, but Calpurnia wants to turn them back into soft times. With her little dog Buggy Horse and a tip from old Mother Albirtha, the wisest person in the forest, Calpurnia finds a secret river and uses the pink paper roses from her hair to catch enough beautiful catfish to feed the whole swamp land —with some left over for Daddy to sell. When she tries to find the river again the next day, Mother Albirtha tells her, “Child, sometimes a thing happens once, and does not ever happen anymore….You caught catfish when catfish were needed…you will not find the river again.” This story by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Yearling and literary icon Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is about living in a time of want, yet it is overflowing with riches—stunning language, mystical happenings, wondrous, wondrous artwork. Beautiful in all ways that a book can be beautiful, this unforgettable picture book is a classic in the making.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781416911791 (1416911790)
ASIN: 1416911790
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 56
Edition language: English
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Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it
4.0 The Secret River
I didn't realize this was a re-issue till I read the flaps. The illustrations are lovely, dreamy but realistic. The story is simple, with fantastical elements, but it feels very true to place- one of Rawlings' hallmarks. I'd never heard of this before, and am happy to have discovered it in a shiny n...
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debnance rated it
4.0 Secret River, The
Calpurnia’s family is having hard times. Her father is not catching any fish. Calpurnia speaks to a friend, a fortune-teller and she tells Calpurnia about a secret river that is filled with fish. Calpurnia goes to the secret river and returns home with so many fish she can hardly carry them. On the ...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it
5.0 The Secret River
This Newbery-winning story orignially published in 1955 is re-released with new, stunning illustrations by the incomparable Leo and Diane Dillon.
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