The book Over the River and Through the Wood offers a new look at the beloved song, with lost original verses and bright bold illustrations.

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The New England Boy's Song About Thanksgiving Day
Lydia Maria Child
Illustrated by Matt Tavares
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I adored this song as a child. My family sang it on our way to Thanksgivings with grandparents and friends, and I taught it to my own daughter when she was young. The tune is so catchy and the words so evocative and full of excitement and joy.

Here, Matt Tavares' bright, bold illustrations carry us merrily along, over the river and through the woods and snow.

The book includes many lost verses, which makes singing the song even more fun and interesting. We learn of cousins little John and Ann waiting to throw snowballs and Old Jowler the dog bow-wowing to herald the family's arrival.

What a great gift this book would make for young families just starting to create holiday traditions and for any child who loves Thanksgiving and the excitement of setting off on new adventures. This is one of those books that can last generations, just like Lydia Maria Child's wonderful song has all these years.

(Ages: 2 and up)

#27842 - Hardcover Book - 26 pgs
Our price $16.99

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