Come a Tide

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Orchard Books, 1990 - Country life - 32 pages
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It's been raining for days and the river is rising. "It'll come tide, " says Grandma, and it does. But these kinfolks are used to floods in the mountains, to delighted pigs swirling by the swollen creek, to the mess of mud that's always left behind. Then it's time, as Grandma says, to "make friends with a shovel." And they do.

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User Review  - CMJohnson - LibraryThing

I thought this was a cute tale of a wise old grandma who knows whats is up with the weather. This book kept me smiling the whole time. Even when bad things are coming people are still focusing on ... Read full review

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User Review  - Janet - Goodreads

A flood happens in the mountains and everyone is helping to clean out from the flood. With illustrations by Steven Gammell whose appearance make me think I am reading a Cynthia Rylant book. Read full review

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About the author (1990)

George Ella Lyon has written many books for young readers including the award-winning picture book "You and Me and Home Sweet Home", illustrated by Stephanie Anderson, which was named an Honor Book for the Jane Addam's Award; Mother" to Tigers;""No Dessert Forever!", both illustrated by Peter Catalanotto and "Trucks Roll!" illustrated by Craig Frazier. Her novel, "Sonny's House of Spies", earned two starred reviews and was nominated for a Kentucky Bluegrass Award. George Ella lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her family. Find out more about the author visit

Stephen Gammell is the winner of the Caldecott Medal for his drawings in Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman. His art in Where the Buffaloes Begin by Olaf Baker earned him a Caldecott Honor award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and a New York Times Best Illustrated Books award. Other books he has illustrated include Will's Mammoth by Rafe Martin, andDancing Teepees: Poems of American Indian Youth by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve.

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