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I have fond memories as a kid crossing the Hudson River from the Big Apple to New Jersey on the George Washington Bridge.

The Hudson flows from north to south, originating in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate NY, flowing through the beautiful Hudson Valley and eventually draining into the Atlantic ocean in New York City. As an adult, I often crossed this magnificent river over the Tappan Zee Bridge, and then later, upstate, over the Bear Mountain Bridge. I never tired of the view of the cliffs and the way the river twisted and turned.

Little did I know back then, I'd have a published children's book with herons and the George Washington Bridge in the background as the cover for "Over in a River, Flowing out to Sea."

In my book, ten North American rivers teem with life, from herons on the Hudson, to salmon in the Columbia, dragonflies on the Rio Grande and mallards in the St. Lawrence. It's a fun way for kids to learn about animals that live in rivers and about geography at the same time. Jill Dubin's illustrations add a sense of motion and energy to my verse as salmon leap over the water and ducks waddle along the shore.

Did you know that the U.S. has over 250,000 rivers? Maybe you'll visit some this summer, appreciating their beauty and how important they are to our planet.

Science Books & Films wrote "Both adults and children will find this book highly appealing." I hope as you fish, swim, sail or kayak in a river, you will too.
Click on the cover here to see it at Amazon.com.

You can find lots of downloadable activities for Over in the River at:


See you next week, and please tell your friends about my weekly travels using some of my books. Can you guess where we'll go next week? So far it's been the forest and now the river.

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