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Ste-e-e-e-eamboat a-Comin'! by Jill Esbaum
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Ste-e-e-e-eamboat a-Comin'!

by Jill Esbaum

Other authors: Adam Rex (Illustrator)

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This is a really cute picture book set in the 1860s about a steamboat that brings supplies down to a town on the banks of the Mississippi River. It shows all the different items that were typically bought and traded among people during this time period. ( )
  MPennison | Aug 28, 2017 |
Ste-e-e-e-eamboat a -comin' takes us back in time and gives us a glimpse of what it was like in the 1800s when steamboats were the main means of mass transportation. People rush to see what will be coming off the ship and everyone who is traveling for a specific reason. About every 3 pages the text yells, " Ste-e-e-e-eamboat a comin'!! Kids will be delighted to scream that along with the towns folks. The author offered tons of pages filed with rhythm and pictures to keep you wanting more! The pictures are good for students so they can see what the 1800s looked like and can take them back in time!! ( )
  CKISSINGER | Feb 14, 2017 |
A perfectly illustrated story, this talks about what I would assume to be the 1800's along the Mississippi River, and a steamboat arriving at a small town with supplies. Some of the men in the town will be leaving on the boat, as told through the pictures. It is told in semi poetry form, with the lines broken across different pages. ( )
  jlaurendine | Apr 4, 2015 |
Using catchy rhymes, this story tells the tale of how a town may have been centuries ago. Not like today's constant hustle and bustle, this sleepy little town only comes alive when the steamboat is around. The reader is introduced to a quiet sleep town that is interrupted by the excited hustle of a steamboats arrival, and how everything returns to that quiet sleepy town after the departure. Cute story to teach a tale of how life may have once upon a time. ( )
  RachelBowers | Feb 21, 2015 |
A book about the arrival of a steam boat to a sleepy little town along the Mississippi river. Goes into detail about the items that are off load from the bout and the entire town gets excited when it arrives. The it is a book that is told using rhyming sentences to tell the story. ( )
  ecollado | Oct 10, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0374372365, Hardcover)

Go back in time to a sleepy Mississippi River town

The townfolk of a small village on the banks of the upper Mississippi come vividly alive at the sound of a whistle and the holler of "Ste-e-e-e-eamboat a-comin'!" The incoming vessel is filled with passengers and cargo, and at a rapid speed, things are unloaded and loaded - but before you know it, the village is once again at its previous sleepy pace.

Inspired by Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi, Jill Esbaum has crafted a skillful, spare poem, and Adam Rex has created gorgeous paintings that do homage to Norman Rockwell.
 
Ste-e-e-e-eamboat a-Comin'! is a 2006 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:14 -0400)

A village comes to life when a Mississippi River steamboat arrives and unloads its goods.

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