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MaryM
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Posted: Nov 23 2011 at 12:55pm | IP Logged Quote MaryM

Here is really pretty just published picture book of the famous Thanksgiving song:
Over the River and Through the Wood illustrated by Matt Tavares

Over the River.. illustrated by Christopher Manson. This has long been a favorite of mine with the woodcut look illustrations.

Anyone else have any picture book versions of the song/poem they enjoy?

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Over the river, and through the wood,
To Grandfather's house we go;
The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh
through the white and drifted snow.
Over the river, and through the wood,
To Grandfather's house away!
We would not stop for doll or top,
For this is Thanksgiving Day.
Over the river, and through the woodó
Oh, how the wind does blow!
It stings the toes and bites the nose
As over the ground we go.
Over the river, and through the wood,
With a clear blue winter sky,
The dogs do bark, and children hark,
As we go jingling by.
Over the river, and through the wood,
To have a first-rate play.
Hear the bells ring, "Ting-a-ling-ding",
Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day!
Over the river, and through the wood,
No matter for winds that blow,
Or if we get the sleigh upset
Into a bank of snow
Over the river, and through the wood,
To see little John and Ann.
We will kiss them all, and play snow-ball,
And stay as long as we can.
Over the river, and through the wood
Trot fast, my dapple-gray!
Spring over the ground like a hunting-hound,
For this is Thanksgiving Day.
Over the river, and through the woodó
And straight through the barnyard gate,
We seem to go extremely slow,
It is so hard to wait!
Over the river, and through the wood,
Old Jowler hears our bells.
He shakes his pow, with a loud bow-wow,
And thus the news he tells.
Over the river, and through the wood,
When Grandmother sees us come,
She will say, "Oh, dear, the children are here,
Bring a pie for everyone."
Over the river, and through the woodó
Now Grandmother's cap I spy!
Hurrah for the fun! Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!


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Posted: Nov 23 2011 at 1:24pm | IP Logged Quote JennGM

I'm awfully fond of the Christopher Manson version. We also have the one illustrated by Brinton Turkle.

Nadine Westcot

Matt Tavares

Iris Van Rynbach

But I haven't seen them.
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Posted: Nov 23 2011 at 2:20pm | IP Logged Quote DominaCaeli

MaryM wrote:
Over the River.. illustrated by Christopher Manson. This has long been a favorite of mine with the woodcut look illustrations.


This is our favorite version as well, but I'm going to have to check out the Tavares one you mentioned, Mary--it looks really nice from the peek on Amazon.

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Posted: Nov 24 2011 at 3:55am | IP Logged Quote MaryM

...the horse knows the way to carry the sleigh, through the white and drifted snow..



Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

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Posted: Nov 24 2011 at 8:35pm | IP Logged Quote JennGM

MaryM wrote:
...the horse knows the way to carry the sleigh, through the white and drifted snow..



Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.


THAT IS SOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!

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