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Drinking Gourd, The - Book

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The Drinking Gourd story book










Study The Drinking Gourd by F.N. Monjo with our study guide and lesson plans! 

HarperCollins I Can Read level 3

When Deacon Fuller sends his son, Tommy, home early from church for misbehaving he goes to the barn to visit the horses. There he discovers a family of runaway slaves hiding in the hay. Having escaped from a plantation in South Carolina, they are following the drinking gourd, a constellation in the northern sky that points the way to freedom in Canada. Tommy learns what freedom is worth as he helps his father protect the family from discovery and waits to see if his father will come home safely

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Book Author:
F.N. Monjo
Illustrated By:
Fred Brenner
1700-1800s South Eastern USA
Lexile Level:
Recommended Ages:
Grades 2-4, I Can Read Level 3
Page Count:
63 pages