River Story by Meredith Hooper

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Follows a river from its source as a mountain stream formed from melting snow, as it rushes over rocks and through valleys to the busy city, and finally to its end, where it joins the sea.
 

About Meredith Hooper

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Meredith Hooper is an award-winning historian and full-time writer of non-fiction and fiction. She is the author of many books for children on a wide variety of topics, including "Who Built the Pyramids" and "Pebble in My Pocket, Bee Willey has worked in animation, advertising, and publishing. Her first love is book illustration she has more than twenty children?'s book in print which she now combines with teaching at several colleges of art. Bee lives in England.
 
Published June 1, 2000 by Candlewick. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Education & Reference, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Travel.

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Hooper (The Drop in My Drink, 1998, etc.) artfully evokes the water’s changing character as it transforms from “milky-cold / rattling-bold” to a wide, slow “sliding past mudflats / looping through marshes” to the end of its journey.

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Trickling, bubbling, swirling, rushing, a river flows down from its mountain beginnings, past peaceful country and bustling city on its way to the sea.

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A luscious blend of cool blues and verdant greens lights up the pages of this poetic picture book, which traces the course of a river from its source in the mountains to the sea. Hooper's (The Pebble

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Beginning with the languid, soothing sounds of alliteration (""a small shining stream slipping over pebbles""), the narrative picks up the pace as the river gains momentum at a waterfall (""snowfalls of water,/ springfuls of water,/ streamfuls of water""), then quiets down as it leaves the mounta...

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