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Title:
The drinking gourd
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ISBN:
9781430108108
Publication Information:
[Pine Plains, NY] : Live Oak Media, p2010.
Physical Description:
1 sound disc (ca. 21 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (62 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.)
General Note:
Accompanying book: The drinking gourd / by F.N. Monjo ; pictures by Fred Brenner. -- New York, N.Y. : HarperTrophy, c1993.
Contents:
Track 1: narration with page turn signals -- Track 2: narration with no page turn signals.
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Summary:
Sent home alone for misbehaving in church, Tommy discovers that his house is a station on the underground railroad.
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Tommy Fuller accidentally discovers that his family's house is a stop on the Underground Railroad when he finds a family of runaway slaved hiding in the barn. Now that he knows, can Tommy be trusted to help his father transport the slaves in the hay wagon to the next safe haven?


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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-This classic story (HarperCollins, 1993), written by F. N. Monjo and illustrated by Fred Brenner, tells how Tommy Fuller, a Quaker boy, discovers and assists runaway slaves who were being helped by his father, a conductor of the Underground Railroad. Conversations between Tommy and his father address slaves as property, the Fugitive Slave Law, obeying laws, and trying to change laws. Patrick Collins's narration is well-paced and expressive, employing voice changes for the characters. Sound effects add to the telling. At the beginning of the story, the song "The Drinking Gourd" tells of following the Big Dipper to Canada and to freedom. Page-turn signals are optional. This audiobook offers a good introduction to introduce units on slavery and the Civil War.-Ann Elders, Mark Twain Elementary School, Federal Way, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.