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Groundwood Books

Along the River

Written by Vanina Starkoff • Translated by Jane Springer

For kids 4 years old | Published April 01, 2017 | ISBN 9781554989782
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Caribbean & Latin America

Cover of Along the River

Regular price $14.95 CAD

32 pages | 6.69 in × 11.00 in
Digital Format

Also Available in Print

About this book

Along the River

Vanina Starkoff • Jane Springer

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.

Awards and Praise
Starkoff’s message about piloting through life … takes on rich resonance when paired with the vision of life on the river, as people and boats of all shapes and sizes are carried along on the same current. Starkoff celebrates elemental human values: community, music, simple talk, food, and contentment.
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