GETTING TO KNOW THE CONNECTICUT RIVER by Elizabeth Gemming

GETTING TO KNOW THE CONNECTICUT RIVER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Without this rather small, very pretty river, half of New England would be parched and stony"" -- a consideration which supposedly justifies every New England schoolchild's study of the Connecticut. Actually Gemming, whose special interest in the region was demonstrated in Huckleberry Hill and Blow Ye Winds Westerly, manages to inject a consistently lively sense of place and a more than passing concern for ecology into her guided tour of the river's history. Despite one unfortunate error -- which suggests that a crop of shade tobacco yields 24 million dollars per acre -- her survey is more agreeable and more factual than most entries in this routinely functional series.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1974
Page count: 72pp
Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan