The Mighty Mississippi Paperback – Mar 6 2007
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-2–This easy reader provides a pleasantly paced overview of the parameters of the Mississippi River and a history of the boats used to navigate its waters. While the text provides the proper names of the lakes and mountains, readers find out only that the Mississippi River came from an Indian word, mesipi. Since there is no one Native American language, it's unfortunate that the information isn't more specific. Wallace's simple color illustrations provide detail, e.g., showing readers what a keelboat or a flatboat looked like. Despite its shortcomings, this book presents a quick and accessible look at an often-studied topic.–Farida S. Dowler, Mercer Island Library, WA
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About the Author
Marion Dane Bauer is the author of many books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor book On My Honor and the New York Times bestseller My Mother Is Mine. Her other titles include A Mama for Owen, If You Were Born a Kitten, Grandmother’s Song, and Thank You for Me! She has retired from the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults where she was the first Faculty Chair. She lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and can be reached at MarionDaneBauer.com.
John Wallace’s formal training was not in illustration, but rather theology, which he received at Cambridge University. However, he always loved drawing, and one of his early jobs was as a newspaper cartoonist. In his children’s books illustrations, John is particularly inspired by what he calls “the gooniness” of young school children. John and his family divide their time between Brighton, England, and Long Island, New York.
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