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Date: Friday, April 7, 2023
Time: 10:30 a.m. EST
Location: The Learning Center, Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Cost: Free and open to the public
Join us in the museum’s Learning Center for our new monthly Museum Story Time program. Aimed at toddler-age children and their grown-ups, we will gather on the first Friday of each month for a music- or Appalachia-related storybook, a tune or two by WBCM Radio Bristol show host Ella Patrick, and a related activity or coloring sheet.
This month we will be reading Come a Tide written by George Ella Lyon and illustrated by Stephen Gammell.
About Come a Tide
Come a Tide is a lighthearted account of the spring floods. At a young girl’s rural home 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.
About the Author
George Ella Lyon has published award-winning books for readers of all ages, and her poem, “Where I’m From,” has been used as a model by teachers around the world. Recent titles include She Let Herself Go (poems) and the following picture books: “Which Side Are You On?” The Story of a Song, and All the Water in the World (both CCBC Choices), The Pirate of Kindergarten (Schneider Award) and You and Me and Home Sweet Home (Jane Addams Honor). Originally from the mountains of Kentucky, Lyon works as a freelance writer and teacher based in Lexington, where she lives with her husband, writer and musician Steve Lyon. They have two grown sons.