Where the River Begins

Josh and Aaron love to watch the river flow gently past their house Together they make up stories about it, and always they wonder where the river begins One day the boys and their grandfather set out to find the answer, and together they explore the moods of nature and the bonds of a man and his grandsons American Bookseller Pick of the Lists Full color.
Where the River Begins Josh and Aaron love to watch the river flow gently past their house Together they make up stories about it and always they wonder where the river begins One day the boys and their grandfather set out

  • Title: Where the River Begins
  • Author: Thomas Locker
  • ISBN: 9780140545951
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Josh and Aaron are modern day boys who live in a house on the banks of a wide, winding river in the improbably bucolic, unspoiled, undeveloped, and uninhabited manner of an Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Church, Thomas Cole, or Asher B. Durand landscape. When they wonder where the river begins, their grandfather suggests a camping trip to find out. They trudge past wheat fields, grazing sheep, towering cumulus clouds, along dirt roads that look as though last traversed by hay wagons. Thomas Locker w [...]

    2. This book is about two young boys who want to know where the start of the river near their home is. They get together with their grandfather and go on a camping journey to find the beginning. They go through some beautiful places on the way and learn new things from their grandfather. I enjoyed this book, however it did not keep my attention as much as I would have liked. The illustrations in the book are just gorgeous. I would probably read this to a 3rd or 4th grade class because they would be [...]

    3. "Where The River Begins," by Thomas Locker, reads like a gentle memoir of the lazy summer two kids and their grandpa went on an adventure to find the source of the wide, slow river that saunters lazily past their house. The illustrations are beautiful and the text is lovely to read. The adventure is low-key exciting (they see interesting things, there's stuff to talk about, nobody's in danger) and they get home again safely having discovered something new. There's openings to talk about camping, [...]

    4. This book like the other by this author are exquisitely illustrated. Some of the pictures in this book are ones I would not mind having on my walls.The story is simple and simplified. Perhaps there is a place where you can go from the mouth of a river to its headwaters in a couple of days walking pace. Still it works even in the condensed time frame.The author/illustrator is a professional artist so the illustrations are the best reason for slowly browsing through this book.

    5. Book #51 for 2014Gorgeous illustrations, but the story wasn't really my style. I kept anticipating some challenge or obstacle or axe-murderer or something that never materialized. I am giving this 3 stars just on the strength of the artwork, but I suppose if you want a gentle story with a bit of an antiquated feel to it, this would be just the thing.

    6. The illustrations are beautiful and have so much light in them, but the story is so underwhelming. Books with illustrations like this should have less text, if the illustrations are the focus of the book. There was no charm to this book, where it had so much potential to be an enduring story.

    7. Beautiful illustrations. Fantastic story-line. Awesome for predicting, making inferences, and other higher order thinking.

    8. Same deal for all of Locker's books: gorgeous landscapes (skyscapes, seascapes, etc.) but the text that goes with it won't be making it to group storytime.

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