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The Drinking Gourd: A Story of the Underground Railroad
Contributor(s): Monjo, F. N. (Author), Brenner, Fred (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0064440427     ISBN-13: 9780064440424
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 1983
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Annotation: Follow the drinking gourd..... 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?

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - United States - African-american
- Juvenile Fiction | Historical - United States - 19th Century
- Juvenile Fiction | Readers - Beginner
Dewey: E
LCCN: 92010823
Age Level: 4-8
Grade Level: Preschool-3
Lexile Measure: 560(Not Available)
Series: I Can Read! - Level 3
Physical Information: 0.18" H x 5.88" W x 8.88" (0.28 lbs) 62 pages
Themes:
- Theometrics - Secular
- Chronological Period - 19th Century
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product, Table of Contents
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 259
Reading Level: 3.0   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
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Publisher Description:
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?

Contributor Bio(s): Monjo, F. N.: - The late F. N. Monjo, author of The Drinking Gourd, wrote two other popular I Can Read Books: Indian Summer, illustrated by Anita Lobel, and The One Bad Thing About Father, illustrated by Rocco Negri.
 
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