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Raven and River

3.60  ·  Rating Details  ·  30 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Raven and the other animals try to awaken the frozen river to the coming Alaskan springtime.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 1st 1997 by Little Brown and Company
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T &T
Oct 11, 2015 T &T rated it it was amazing
Beautiful and poetic both in the text and illustrations.
Amanda Connelly
Sep 15, 2015 Amanda Connelly rated it did not like it
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No plot at all. Good for alliteration
Bonnie Brown
Jun 07, 2012 Bonnie Brown rated it it was amazing
Carlstrom, N.W. (Author) & Van Zyle, J. (Illustrator). (1997). Raven and River. Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown and Company. Unp. Ages 3 and up.

This charming and lyrical book accompanied by bold paintings create a fill for the Alaskan landscape and animals. Raven calls to the river and it answers with a joyful call of the coming springtime. The tone of the rhymes and pictures create a smooth flow that mirrors the river.

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Animals awaking to the thaw of the river in a snowy Alaska landscape. Gorgeous illustrations of both the animals and the landscape. I loved it. Logan liked the illustrations, but the text was too poetic for him. He's much more of a fan of snappy dialog than of rhythm and rhyme.
Kat (Lost in Neverland)
Jan 18, 2013 Kat (Lost in Neverland) rated it really liked it
Lovely childrens' book. Very poetic and the illustrations were beautiful. I was born in Alaska so I could really connect to the nature and meaning.
Sandra Stiles
Jul 02, 2009 Sandra Stiles rated it it was amazing
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This is a story of winters awakenning along with Alaska's animals. All are anxious for spring to arrive. Beautiful pictures.
Nov 20, 2013 Kiddo rated it really liked it
Not unlike Bear Snores On in it's fun repetitive rhythm. More realistic, but still some anthropomorphizing.
Samantha Penrose
May 07, 2009 Samantha Penrose rated it liked it
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Beautiful illustrations.
Perhaps a little overly poetic for kids under five....
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Nancy White Carlstrom has written more than 50 books for children, including the Jesse Bear series with illustrator Bruce Degan.

Born the daughter of steel mill worker William J. and Eva (Lawrence) White, Nancy White Carlstrom was born in Washington, Pennsylvania, on August 4, 1948. She practiced writing poetry, enjoyed reading books like Little Women, and wanted to become a children’s book author
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