Where the River Begins

Where the River Begins

by Thomas Locker


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In this vividly drawn picture book by award-winning author, two young boys explore with their grandfather to discover where the river begins.
“Here is truly a beautiful book.”—The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140545951
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 02/28/1993
Series: Picture Puffin Books Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 297,048
Product dimensions: 10.56(w) x 8.45(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

THOMAS LOCKER has written and illustrated many award-winning books for children, including the companion titles Water Dance and Mountain Dance. He lives in Stuyvesant, New York.

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Where the River Begins 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
szanes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book can be read as a simple tale of a grandfather and his two grandsons having an adventure together, or be read for a deeper meaning; the river being an analogy for one's life, flowing toward an inevitable end, and how it is good to go back and look at where you came from. Either way, it is a lovely compelling read.
annikasmith on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great example of a realistic fiction book. It is set in present day and depicts realistic characters and setting and plot. It is very true to life and tells the story of some boys who go on a hike with their grandfather.Art Media: alkyd and oil paintings Appropriate Age: Primary
MrsWolf More than 1 year ago
I use this beautiful book during Storytime at our Art Museum in conjunction with various art works. It is a book which can be enjoyed by readers and non-readers alike, since the pictures tell stories by themselves. This book would be a wonderful gift for anyone -- a child, a young adult, and even a grandparent, who enjoys spending time with a grandchild or would like to do so. It is as much about sharing teachable moments and making memories, as it is about relationships and nature.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My daughter borrowed this book from her school's library and I love it! The pictures in this book alone are well worth the small price of the book. I am going to buy one just to take out the pictures and frame them!