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Ste-E-E-E-Eamboat A-Comin'!

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ISBN13: 9780374372361
ISBN10: 0374372365
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Go back in time to a sleepy Mississippi River town

The townfolk of a small village on the banks of the upper Mississippi come vividly alive at the sound of a whistle and the holler of "Ste-e-e-e-eamboat a-comin'!" The incoming vessel is filled with passengers and cargo, and at a rapid speed, things are unloaded and loaded - but before you know it, the village is once again at its previous sleepy pace.

Inspired by Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi, Jill Esbaum has crafted a skillful, spare poem, and Adam Rex has created gorgeous paintings that do homage to Norman Rockwell.

 
Ste-e-e-e-eamboat a-Comin'! is a 2006 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Synopsis:

Inspired by Mark Twain's "Life on the Mississippi," Esbaum has crafted a skillful, spare poem, and Rex has created gorgeous paintings that pay homage to Norman Rockwell. Full color.

About the Author

Jill Esbaum is the author of one previous picture book, Stink Soup, illustrated by Roger Roth. She lives in Dixon, Iowa.

Adam Rex is also the illustrator of Amy Timberlake's The Dirty Cowboy. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Reina, March 29, 2007 (view all comments by Reina)
The poem evokes the rhythm of a steamboat while the illustrations do just that: illustrate the words beautifully. My son has enjoyed this book since he was a small baby and it is great fun to read, especially to shout "steeeamboat a'comin!". An unusual children's book which we consider essential on our bookshelf.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374372361
ill.:
Rex, Adam,
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Illustrator:
Rex, Adam
Author:
Esbaum, Jill
Author:
Rex, Adam
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
History
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Transportation - Boats/Underwater
Subject:
Transportation
Subject:
Transportation - General
Subject:
Mississippi river
Subject:
Transportation - Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft
Subject:
Steamboats
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 19th Century
Subject:
Stories in Verse
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
First
Series Volume:
#43
Publication Date:
20050408
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes full-color illustrations throug
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11.92 x 8.58 x 0.42 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

Related Subjects

Children's » Historical Fiction » United States » 19th Century
Children's » Transportation » Boats, Ships and Underwater Craft

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"Synopsis" by , Inspired by Mark Twain's "Life on the Mississippi," Esbaum has crafted a skillful, spare poem, and Rex has created gorgeous paintings that pay homage to Norman Rockwell. Full color.
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