Come a Tide by George Ella Lyon

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A girl provides a lighthearted account of the spring floods at her rural home.
 

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George Ella Lyon has written many books for young readers including the award-winning picture book "You and Me and Home Sweet Home", illustrated by Stephanie Anderson, which was named an Honor Book for the Jane Addam's Award; Mother" to Tigers;""No Dessert Forever!", both illustrated by Peter Catalanotto and "Trucks Roll!" illustrated by Craig Frazier. Her novel, "Sonny's House of Spies", earned two starred reviews and was nominated for a Kentucky Bluegrass Award. George Ella lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her family. Find out more about the author visit www.georgeellalyon.com Stephen Gammell is the winner of the Caldecott Medal for his drawings in Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman. His art in Where the Buffaloes Begin by Olaf Baker earned him a Caldecott Honor award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and a New York Times Best Illustrated Books award. Other books he has illustrated include Will's Mammoth by Rafe Martin, andDancing Teepees: Poems of American Indian Youth by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve.
 
Published March 1, 1990 by Orchard Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Returning to the Appalachian setting of his illustrations for Rylant's The Relatives Game (Caldecott Honor, 1985), Gammell depicts irrepressible mountain folk coping with a flood after a torrential rain (""all the creeks rushed down to the river like kinfolks coming home"").

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Four days and nights of rain and snow in the mountains and, Grandma predicts, it'll ``come a tide.'' And indeed, fragile gardens are swept away, pigs and chickens float merrily by, and families scramb

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A vividly depicted four-day downpour wreaks havoc in the lives of country folk;

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Four days and nights of rain and snow in the mountains and, Grandma predicts, it'll ``come a tide.'' And indeed, fragile gardens are swept away, pigs and chickens float merrily by, and families scramble for higher ground.

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