Who Came Down That Road? by George Ella Lyon

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The road is "just a trace through the woods," but "folks have been traveling it thousands of years." Each turn of the page reveals who and what preceded a young boy and his mother walking there, his questions and her answers leading them back through grandparents, Indians, buffalo, woolly mammoths, and fish, to the sea itself. Full-color illustrations.
 

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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 Peter Catalanotto has written fifteen books for children, including Monkey & Robot", Question Boy Meets Little Miss Know-It-All", "Ivan the Terrier", "Matthew A.B.C.", and "Emily's Art", of which "School Library Journal" said in a starred review, "Whether viewed from afar or up close, this creative and heartfelt book is a masterpiece." Peter has illustrated more than forty books, among them several collaborations with George Ella Lyon. Their "Mother to Tigers" received a starred review in "School Library Journal" and was one of the New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing in 2003. He lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
 
Published January 1, 1992 by McGraw-Hill School Division. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Questions crowded like a bed of stars...the mystery of the making place....'' As he did for Lyon's Cecil's Story (1991), Catalanotto provides cinematic, out-of-focus illustrations, shimmering with light shining through leaves toward the observer, occasionally superimposing images for a dreamlike ...

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PW's starred review praised the lean, lyrical text and shimmering, luminous paintings in this extraordinary picture book that clarifies but does not oversimplify the difficult concept of his

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PW's starred review praised the ""lean, lyrical text"" and ""shimmering, luminous paintings"" in this ""extraordinary picture book that clarifies but does not oversimplify the difficult concept of historical time and evolution."" Ages 4-7.

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