Song of the River

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

In this resonant story, Cam the mountain boy follows the river from its trickling source in the mountain snow all the way to the coast. The river leads him through forest, farms, and towns to the salty wind of the sea. Dramatic landscape illustrations evoke a North American landscape and are packed with detail to explore the world of the river.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Gecko Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2019-08-13
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV029000, JUV051000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.5
Lexile 680
Features Awards, Original artwork, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Joy Cowley

Joy Cowley is one of New Zealand's best-loved writers. Her awards include the Margaret Mahy Medal; the NZ Post Children's Book Award 2006; the Roberta Long Medal, Alabama, USA; and the AW Reed Award for Contribution to New Zealand Literature. She is a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Illustrator: Kimberly Andrews

Kimberly Andrews is a biologist and geologist who grew up in the Canadian Rockies and has lived and worked in Borneo, the UK, and now Wellington, New Zealand.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Song of the River

In this resonant story, Cam the mountain boy follows the river from its trickling source in the mountain snow all the way to the coast. The river leads him through forest, farms, and towns to the salty wind of the sea. Dramatic landscape illustrations evoke a North American landscape and View available downloads →

Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2020

Reviews

Publishers Weekly

“With graceful, rhyming poetry Cowley articulates the connectedness of nature, while Andrews renders the rush and earnestness of the boy’s journey through striated light, city smoke, and the broad, blue sea.”—Publishers Weekly

School Library Journal

“. . . [A] beautiful picture book. . . .The descriptive language draws readers in and envelops them in the story.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“A lovely homage to nature.”—Kirkus Reviews