Over the River and Through the Wood
Over the river and through the wood, to grandfather’s house we go…
Lydia Maria Child’s beloved poem turned classic song embodies the magic of bundling up and riding a horse-drawn sleigh to visit Grandmother for Thanksgiving.
Set in the nineteenth century, this story features Christopher Manson’s indelible wood carvings, which capture the wonders of winter—such as sledding and ice-skating—and the Thanksgiving feast.
An exceptionally handsome treat.
Like the poem itself, this title promises to have wide and ageless appeal.
School Library Journal
Manson’s vibrant, textured illustrations capture the verve and enthusiasm of Child’s well-known holiday poem, feeling as old-fashioned as the original 1844 verse and yet timelessly festive...
The Horn Book Magazine
Full-page woodcuts in color recall the mid-19th century era when winter travel was by horse and sled. Other reminders of an earlier time are old-fashioned ice-skates, all-wood sleds, and of course, grandmother and grandfather preparing and serving dinner.
Charles Sutton, Vermont Country Sampler
This reissue...is more than justified by Manson’s gorgeous colored woodcut illustrations, which conjure everything that was solid and charming about 19th-century New England life.
The New York Times Book Review