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The Golden Thread: A Song for Pete Seeger Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-03-19 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 0 user ratings
ISBN:0062368257
LANGUAGE:English

"For me it was the cut paper illustrations that really struck me. Nikki McClure created really intricate, beautiful pages using paper and exacto knives. You just want to pour over them. While I appreciated the way the text sounds when read aloud, almost like a song, the text did not always work for me. Some of the rhyming really pushed it and I almost would have preferred a more straightforward biography, especially as I am not as familiar with Pete Seeger.

Thank you to Harper Collins for the advanced galley!
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"'The Golden Thread: A Song for Pete Seeger' by Colin Meloy, illustrated by Nikki McClure, took a bit to get into, owing to the prologue of sorts that took up the first few pages of the story. However, once the main story began, that delved into the biography of Pete Seeger and how his life moved from childhood to marriage to his singing career and more, the pace picked up and the rhymes, much like his songs, were imbued with his passion.

Learning about how he fits into history, from being accused of Communist leanings, to his role in the fight for Civil Rights, it is interesting to learn about Pete Seeger's interest in social causes. The illustrations do a fine job of telling the story of his life, and the timeline at the end of the book helps connect all of the ideas throughout the rest of the story.

A worthwhile and interesting read about one of the more influential songwriters of the 20th century, 'The Golden Thread: A Song for Pete Seeger' weaves the beauty of music with the truth of his life story.

Beth Rodgers, Author of 'Freshman Fourteen' and 'Sweet Fifteen,' Young Adult Novels

*Review originally posted at YABooksCentral.com*
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