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The Secret River

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A depression era story that is just as timely as it is enchanting, this is a stunning picture book for the ages.

There's just not enough . . . not enough money, not enough food, not enough fish for her daddy to sell at the market. Hard times have come to the forest, but Calpurnia wants to turn them back into soft times. With her little dog Buggy Horse and a tip from old Mother Albirtha, the wisest person in the forest, Calpurnia finds a secret river and uses the pink paper roses from her hair to catch enough beautiful catfish to feed the whole swamp land - with some left over for Daddy to sell. When she tries to find the river again the next day, Mother Albirtha tells her, "Child, sometimes a thing happens once, and does not ever happen anymore....You caught catfish when catfish were needed...you will not find the river again."

This story by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Yearling and literary icon Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is about living in a time of want, yet it is overflowing with riches - stunning language, mystical happenings, wondrous, wondrous artwork. Beautiful in all ways that a book can be beautiful, this unforgettable picture book is a classic in the making.


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ISBN: 9781416911791
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Language: English
Page Count: 56
Size: 11.33" l x 10.18" w x 0.5
Series: N/A