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Monday on the Mississippi


Author: Singer  Marilyn
Publisher: Henry Holt
Subject/Category: 2-6
Year Reviewed:: 2006
ISBN: 080507208X
Review: Illustrated by Frane Lessac. Take a week long trip down the Big Muddy from its quiet headwaters through its mile wide might to the delta where it meets the sea in a book easily integrated into geography, history, transportation, economics, folklore, time, and seasons. Poetic text in fourteen non-rhyming poems mix with primitive art depicting multiple activities specific to regions and environments on the river and its banks. End notes fill in some details on events and places. Timely in light of current events. Good companion to Ste-e-ee-e-eamboat a-comin'.

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