Blacksmith's Song

Blacksmith's Song

Blacksmith s Song The son of an enslaved blacksmith learns that his father is using the rhythm of his hammering to communicate with travelers on the Underground Railroad When Pa falls ill it is up to him to help other

  • Title: Blacksmith's Song
  • Author: Elizabeth Van Steenwyk Anna Rich
  • ISBN: 9781561455805
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The son of an enslaved blacksmith learns that his father is using the rhythm of his hammering to communicate with travelers on the Underground Railroad When Pa falls ill, it is up to him to help others along the journey and also lead his family s escape Pa works hard as a blacksmith But he s got another important job to do as well using his anvil to pound out the travThe son of an enslaved blacksmith learns that his father is using the rhythm of his hammering to communicate with travelers on the Underground Railroad When Pa falls ill, it is up to him to help others along the journey and also lead his family s escape Pa works hard as a blacksmith But he s got another important job to do as well using his anvil to pound out the traveling rhythm a message to travelers on the Underground Railroad His son wants to help, but Pa keeps putting him off Then one day, Pa falls ill and the boy has to take over.

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    Blacksmith's Song narrates the story of the black slavery in the past, and on how these enslaved people manage to escape from their oppressors. According to the author, they used several techniques on how to communicate furtively about methods of escaping — one of this might be the use of using the blacksmith's hammer. On the other, Anna Rich is the illustrator of the exquisite artworks in this picture book. I assume that Rich used oil paint because of the texture of the paintings. She vividly [...]

    'Blacksmith's Song' by Elizabeth Van Steenwyck is a children's picture book about the Underground Railroad, more specifically, a possible way that slaves and others communicated with runaways along the route. As the author states at the end of the book, we are not sure how people on the Underground Railroad were communicated with. It could have been a specific rhythm played out along the trail such as a song, dance, or by a blacksmith working late into the night this story, a young boy goes to w [...]

    Speculative fiction at best. Not a bad tale though. That was very innovative and imaginative of the author to use a blacksmith as a message bearer for the underground railroad. Unique, but fitting with talking drums and such. Good story well told. Actually more enjoyable then some speculative fiction of the underground railroad. More plausible, in my opinion. Can't really comment on the illustrations, sorry. I have a Kindle ans they don't always come out very well But I think it would make a nic [...]

    'Blacksmith's Song' by Elizabeth Van Steenwyck with illustrations by Anna Rich is a fictional picture book about the Underground Railroad. It tells of one method that might have been used to mark the pathway as straight.A young boy goes to watch his father hammer in the forge. His father sometimes plays a certain song out in the rhythm of his hammering. It's a secret and dangerous song. The boy knows the song. He also knows that one day it will sound for him and his father and mother, and it wil [...]

    Wow. This is a powerful little picture book that awakened all kinds of emotions in me -- anger, sadness, confusion, pride, gratitude, relief.Anger. Confusion. Sadness. How could/can people enslave other people?! Gratitude. The blacksmith and his family (and many others) helped other escaping slaves along their path to freedom. Pride. The blacksmith's son took up the rhythm, risked his life, to help others find their way. Relief. This one family escaped and (I desperately hope) made it to freedom [...]

    This is a beautiful picture book about the Underground Railroad and how everyday people helped slaves escape. It is fiction but felt realistic like it did happen. A great book about a painful time in history.

    Picture books that speculates that people on the Underground Railroad received messages through rhythms created by blacksmiths.

    Amazing. Simply Amazing. This is the story of Pa and his son. They wait to hear and send the Blacksmith’s song to guide travelers along the Underground railroad. While the author notes that this is not a true story, me states that many things were used to guide people: songs, quilts, art, etc. Why not the song of a blacksmith. This is a powerful picture book. It emotes hope, and fear, and impatient waiting. A perfect book to start children on a love of history.

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