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The Secret River

(1955)
A Picture Book by

 
 
A depression era story that is just as timely as it is enchanting, this is a stunning picture book for the ages.

There's just not enough - not enough money, not enough food, not enough fish for her daddy to sell at the market. Hard times have come to the forest, but Calpurnia wants to turn them back into soft times. With her little dog Buggy Horse and a tip from old Mother Albirtha, the wisest person in the forest, Calpurnia finds a secret river and uses the pink paper roses from her hair to catch enough beautiful catfish to feed the whole swamp land --with some left over for Daddy to sell. When she tries to find the river again the next day, Mother Albirtha tells her, 'Child, sometimes a thing happens once, and does not ever happen anymore? You caught catfish when catfish were needed - you will not find the river again.' This story by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Yearling and literary icon Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is about living in a time of want, yet it is overflowing with riches--stunning language, mystical happenings, wondrous, wondrous artwork. Beautiful in all ways that a book can be beautiful, this unforgettable picture book is a classic in the making.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Used availability for Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings's The Secret River

Hardback Editions

January 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
ISBN: 1-4169-1179-0 / 978-1-4169-1179-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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November 1955 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
ISBN: 0-935259-02-3 / 978-0-935259-02-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
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June 1955 : USA Library Binding

Title: Secret River
Author(s): Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
ISBN: 0-684-13119-6 / 978-0-684-13119-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum
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Kindle Editions

February 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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February 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret River
Author(s): Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon UK