Monday on the Mississippi
Publication Date: March 24, 2005
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Early Sunday morning,
when even the Mississippi
seems too tired to roll,
a single saxophone player
swaying on the Esplanade
wails the river's long story,
to anyone awake enough to listen.
Come take a tuneful trip down the great Mississippi River
The Mississippi River is as long with stories as it is with water. From its mouth at Lake Itasca, Minnesota, the river glides through cities and villages, farmlands and lakes, picking up tales of the past and present-all in the course of a week. By the time it has reached the Gulf Coast Delta in Louisiana, the river has traveled 2,300 miles on its historical, cultural journey.
This lyrically written and richly illustrated picture book pays tribute to America's most legendary and celebrated river.
Marilyn Singer is the author of many books, including two previous collaborations with Frané Lessac-Nine O'Clock Lullaby and On the Same Day in March. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Frané Lessac is the compiler and illustrator of Camp Granada, and has also illustrated many other books for young readers. She lives in Fremantle, Australia, with her family.
Visit Marilyn Singer and Frané Lessac at their websites: www.marilynsinger.net and www.franelessac.com